Caps' Alex Ovechkin out again

Updated: January 24, 2014, 9:57 PM ET news services

NEWARK, N.J. -- Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals missed his second straight game with what the team called a lower-body injury.

The Capitals scratched the NHL's leading goal scorer for Friday night's game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center, a 2-1 loss. The Russian star, who has 35 goals, also missed Tuesday's game against Ottawa after being injured Sunday in a loss to the New York Rangers.

The Washington Post reported Friday that Ovechkin is suffering from a strained groin.

The Capitals saw their losing streak extended to seven games after Friday night's loss. They have scored eight goals in the slide, three by Ovechkin.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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