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W 2-0
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W 5-2
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W 6-4
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Ovechkin ties Yzerman for career goals; Caps top Isles 6-4

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Alex Ovechkin has made a career out of scoring big goals in big moments. His latest milestone was no different.

Ovechkin had a hat trick for the second consecutive game to tie Steve Yzerman for ninth on the career goals list Saturday, and the Washington Capitals rallied with five goals in the third period for a 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders.

"To be honest with you, it's something special. It's history. Great names," said Ovechkin, who is now two goals short of Mark Messier for eighth all-time.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson60
Plus/Minus: R. Gudas22
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin224
PIM: T. Wilson69
Win: B. Holtby18
Shutouts: I. Samsonov1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 174 (2)
Shots: 1567 (12)
PP%: 20.3% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 499 (5)
Assists: 280 (5)
SH Goals: 4 (21)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 33 11 5 71
Pittsburgh 31 13 5 67
NY Islanders 28 15 4 60
Columbus 25 16 8 58
Philadelphia 26 17 6 58
Carolina 27 18 3 57
NY Rangers 23 19 4 50
New Jersey 17 24 7 41
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 142 (21)
Shots Against: 1461 (26)
PK%: 84.2% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 480 (4)
Shutouts: 1 (28)
Sv%: 0.903 (16)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/14 N. Backstrom Contract extended Five-year contract extension
1/11 C. Djoos Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/27 C. Djoos Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/5 T. Geisser Assigned to European Team EV Zug-Switzerland
12/1 C. Djoos Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/1 B. Malenstyn Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/28 G. Hathaway Suspension Over
11/24 M. Sgarbossa Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/23 K. Clark Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/22 C. Djoos Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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