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Ovechkin continues quest for 50 goals

Feb 26, 2008 - 1:32 PM
Minnesota (34-23-5) at Washington (28-27-8) 7:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) - Alex Ovechkin has not scored a goal in five games and the Washington Capitals are suffering because of it.

Ovechkin will hope to help the Capitals snap a three-game winless streak Tuesday night when they host the Minnesota Wild.

Despite his recent struggles, Ovechkin still leads the league with 48 tallies on the season. With two goals, he would become the quickest player to reach 50 since Pavel Bure did it in 63 games in 2000.

Ovechkin, who is on his longest goal-scoring drought since his rookie season, did assist Alexander Semin's goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

Semin has tried to elevate his game with Ovechkin struggling, scoring in each of the previous five games.

The Wild are also winless in their past three contests and have fallen out of the Northwest Division lead. Minnesota, which will now kick off a three-game road swing, suffered a 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Sunday.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 1 0 1
    WASHINGTON 2 2 0 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - BROOKS LAICH 12 (TOMAS FLEISCHMANN, MILAN JURCINA)
    2:41
    WAS - SHAONE MORRISONN 1 (BROOKS LAICH, JEFF SCHULTZ) 10:11
    2ND PRD: MIN - BRANKO RADIVOJEVIC 4 (ERIC BELANGER, STEPHANE
    VEILLEUX) 13:10
    WAS - ERIC FEHR

    Feb 26 9:33 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 1 1
    WASHINGTON 2 2 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - BROOKS LAICH 12 (TOMAS FLEISCHMANN, MILAN JURCINA)
    2:41
    WAS - SHAONE MORRISONN 1 (BROOKS LAICH, JEFF SCHULTZ) 10:11
    2ND PRD: MIN - BRANKO RADIVOJEVIC 4 (ERIC BELANGER, STEPHANE
    VEILLEUX) 13:10
    WAS

    Feb 26 8:41 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    WASHINGTON 4
    2ND PRD: WAS - BROOKS LAICH 13 (TOMAS FLEISCHMANN, MIKE GREEN) 18:27

    Wild 1, Capitals 4  2nd - 1:33Feb 26 8:39 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    WASHINGTON 3
    2ND PRD: WAS - ERIC FEHR 1 (BRIAN POTHIER, BROOKS LAICH) 15:59

    Wild 1, Capitals 3  2nd - 4:01Feb 26 8:35 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    WASHINGTON 2
    2ND PRD: MIN - BRANKO RADIVOJEVIC 4 (ERIC BELANGER, STEPHANE VEILLEUX)
    13:10

    Wild 1, Capitals 2  2nd - 6:50Feb 26 8:29 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 0
    WASHINGTON 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - BROOKS LAICH 12 (TOMAS FLEISCHMANN, MILAN JURCINA)
    2:41
    WAS - SHAONE MORRISONN 1 (BROOKS LAICH, JEFF SCHULTZ) 10:11
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MIN 15

    Feb 26 7:47 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 0
    WASHINGTON 2
    1ST PRD: WAS - SHAONE MORRISONN 1 (BROOKS LAICH, JEFF SCHULTZ) 10:11

    Wild 0, Capitals 2  1st - 9:49Feb 26 7:28 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 0
    WASHINGTON 1
    1ST PRD: WAS - BROOKS LAICH 12 (TOMAS FLEISCHMANN, MILAN JURCINA) 2:41

    Wild 0, Capitals 1  1st - 17:19Feb 26 7:19 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 0
    WASHINGTON 2
    1ST PRD: WAS - BROOKS LAICH 13 (TOMAS FLEISCHMANN, MILAN JURCINA) 2:41

    Wild 0, Capitals 2  1st - 17:19Feb 26 7:18 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 0
    WASHINGTON 1
    1ST PRD: WAS - BROOKS LAICH 12 (TOMAS FLEISCHMANN, MILAN JURCINA) 2:41

    Wild 0, Capitals 1  1st - 17:19Feb 26 7:15 PM
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