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Ovechkin, Capitals set to face Oilers

Jan 17, 2008 - 2:25 PM Edmonton (21-22-4) at Washington (16-21-5) 7:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals shoot for their fourth win in five games when they host the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

Ovechkin is second in the NHL with 34 goals and has nine tallies in the last nine games. The All-Star left wing was rewarded last week with a 13-year, $124 million contract.

In Ovechkin's first two seasons, Washington finished 14th in the Eastern Conference, totaling 70 points in each of two campaigns.

Currently 13th in the conference standings, the Capitals took down the top team in the East on Tuesday, beating the Ottawa Senators, 4-2. Ovechkin scored in the win and left wing Alexander Semin tallied twice.

The Oilers have been having a rough season as well, currently sitting in last place in the Northwest Division. They lost, 3-1, to the lowly Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, snapping a season-high four-game winning streak.

Goaltender Mathieu Garon has played well lately, winning all four games during the recent streak without allowing more than two goals in any of the contests.






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    Edmonton
    2 1 1 0 (0) --4
    Washington 0 4 0 0 (1) --5
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Edmonton, Shawn Horcoff 20 (Sheldon Souray,
    Ales Hemsky),8:33. 2, Edmonton, Robert Nilsson 5 (power play)
    (Unassisted)13:53. Penalties: M Reasoner, Edm (hooking), 3:24; S
    Staios, Edm

    Jan 17 10:03 PM


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    Edmonton
    2 1 1 0 (0) --4
    Washington 0 4 0 0 (1) --5
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Edmonton, Shawn Horcoff 20 (Sheldon Souray,
    Ales Hemsky),8:33. 2, Edmonton, Robert Nilsson 5 (power play)
    (Unassisted)13:53. Penalties: M Reasoner, Edm (hooking), 3:24; S
    Staios, Edm

    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 10:03 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    EDMONTON 2 1 1 0 4
    WASHINGTON 0 4 0 0 4 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - SHAWN HORCOFF 20 (SHELDON SOURAY, ALES HEMSKY) 8:33
    EDM - (PP) ROBERT NILSSON 5 (UNASSISTED) 13:53
    2ND PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 9 (JEFF SCHULTZ) 1:01
    WAS - ALEX OVECHKI

    Jan 17 9:49 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 2 1 1 4
    WASHINGTON 0 4 0 4 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - SHAWN HORCOFF 20 (SHELDON SOURAY, ALES HEMSKY) 8:33
    EDM - (PP) ROBERT NILSSON 5 (UNASSISTED) 13:53
    2ND PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 9 (JEFF SCHULTZ) 1:01
    WAS - ALEX OVECHKIN 35 (BOYD GORDON, JEFF

    Jan 17 9:38 PM
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    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 9:31 PM


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    EDMONTON 4
    WASHINGTON 4
    3RD PRD: EDM - SHAWN HORCOFF 21 (ALES HEMSKY, LADISLAV SMID) 7:40

    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 9:15 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 2 1 3
    WASHINGTON 0 4 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - SHAWN HORCOFF 20 (SHELDON SOURAY, ALES HEMSKY) 8:33
    EDM - (PP) ROBERT NILSSON 5 (UNASSISTED) 13:53
    2ND PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 9 (JEFF SCHULTZ) 1:01
    WAS - ALEX OVECHKIN 35 (BOYD GORDON, TOM POT

    Jan 17 8:46 PM


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    EDMONTON 3
    WASHINGTON 4
    2ND PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 10 (TOMAS FLEISCHMANN, BOYD GORDON)
    19:08

    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 8:46 PM


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    EDMONTON 3
    WASHINGTON 3
    2ND PRD: WAS - (PP) MIKE GREEN 14 (ALEX OVECHKIN) 11:58

    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 8:32 PM


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    EDMONTON 3
    WASHINGTON 2
    2ND PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 14 (SHAWN HORCOFF, ALES HEMSKY) 6:49

    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 8:19 PM


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    EDMONTON 2
    WASHINGTON 2
    2ND PRD: WAS - ALEX OVECHKIN 35 (BOYD GORDON, TOM POTI) 1:39

    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 8:13 PM


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    EDMONTON 2
    WASHINGTON 1
    2ND PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 9 (JEFF SCHULTZ) 1:01

    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 8:12 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 2 2
    WASHINGTON 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - SHAWN HORCOFF 20 (SHELDON SOURAY, ALES HEMSKY) 8:33
    EDM - (PP) ROBERT NILSSON 5 (UNASSISTED) 13:53
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDM 11 11
    WAS 8

    Jan 17 7:49 PM


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    EDMONTON 2
    WASHINGTON 0
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) ROBERT NILSSON 5 (UNASSISTED) 13:53

    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 7:42 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    WASHINGTON 0
    1ST PRD: EDM - SHAWN HORCOFF 20 (SHELDON SOURAY, ALES HEMSKY) 8:33

    Oilers vs. CapitalsJan 17 7:30 PM
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