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Capitals can extend winning streak to four vs. Lightning

Jan 11, 2007 - 5:24 PM Washington (19-17-7) at Tampa Bay (21-21-2) 7:30 pm EST

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- Before he plays in his first All-Star Game, Alex Ovechkin has some work to do.

Ovechkin looks to lead the Washington Capitals to a season high-tying fourth consecutive victory Thursday when they open a four-game road trip against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Last season's Calder Trophy winner, the 21-year-old Ovechkin has 28 goals to lead Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis by one for the league lead. He also has 59 points to trail Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby by six in the race for the Art Ross Trophy.

The Russian standout became the first Washington player to be named as a starter in the All-Star Game since Hall of Famer Rod Langway in 1985-1986. He also tops the league in goals since the start of last season (80).

Ovechkin had two goals and an assist and Alexander Semin added his 22nd goal for the Capitals in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

After splitting a four-game road trip last week, Tampa Bay posted a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday to complete a sweep of their home-and-home series.

St. Louis had a goal and two assists and Vincent Lecavalier added a tally and set up another for the Lightning, who defeated the Penguins for the 11th straight time.

Tampa Bay has won two of the three previous matchups against Washington, including a 5-4 triumph December 19.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 3 0 4
    TAMPA BAY 2 2 1 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - RYAN CRAIG 11 (ERIC PERRIN) 4:54
    WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER SEMIN 23 (BRIAN POTHIER, ALEXANDER
    OVECHKIN) 7:01
    TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 25 (VACLAV PROSPAL, DAN BOYLE) 8:46
    2ND PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 24 (LAWRENCE N

    Jan 11 10:06 PM


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    WASHINGTON 4
    TAMPA BAY 5
    3RD PRD: TAM - MARTIN ST. LOUIS 28 (VACLAV PROSPAL) 3:22

    Capitals vs. LightningJan 11 9:38 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 3 4
    TAMPA BAY 2 2 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - RYAN CRAIG 11 (ERIC PERRIN) 4:54
    WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER SEMIN 23 (BRIAN POTHIER, ALEXANDER
    OVECHKIN) 7:01
    TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 25 (VACLAV PROSPAL, DAN BOYLE) 8:46
    2ND PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 2

    Jan 11 9:14 PM


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    WASHINGTON 4
    TAMPA BAY 4
    2ND PRD: WAS - CHRIS CLARK 15 (ALEXANDER OVECHKIN, BRIAN POTHIER)
    19:50

    Capitals vs. LightningJan 11 9:13 PM


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    WASHINGTON 3
    TAMPA BAY 4 7:36 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Capitals vs. LightningJan 11 9:02 PM


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    WASHINGTON 3
    TAMPA BAY 3
    2ND PRD: TAM - VACLAV PROSPAL 6 (CORY SARICH, VINCENT LECAVALIER)
    11:15

    Capitals vs. LightningJan 11 8:56 PM


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    WASHINGTON 3
    TAMPA BAY 2
    2ND PRD: WAS - BEN CLYMER 6 (DONALD BRASHEAR) 10:02

    Capitals vs. LightningJan 11 8:53 PM


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    WASHINGTON 2
    TAMPA BAY 2
    2ND PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 24 (LAWRENCE NYCHOLAT, MATT PETTINGER)
    5:40

    Capitals vs. LightningJan 11 8:48 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 1
    TAMPA BAY 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - RYAN CRAIG 11 (ERIC PERRIN) 4:54
    WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER SEMIN 23 (BRIAN POTHIER, ALEXANDER
    OVECHKIN) 7:01
    TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 25 (VACLAV PROSPAL, DAN BOYLE) 8:46
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND

    Jan 11 8:15 PM


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    WASHINGTON 1
    TAMPA BAY 2
    1ST PRD: TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 25 (VACLAV PROSPAL, DAN BOYLE) 8:46

    Capitals vs. LightningJan 11 7:54 PM


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    WASHINGTON 0
    TAMPA BAY 1
    1ST PRD: TAM - RYAN CRAIG 11 (ERIC PERRIN) 4:54

    Capitals vs. LightningJan 11 7:46 PM