Ovechkin, Capitals seek second straight win

Ottawa (17-23-7) at Washington (31-15-4), 12:30 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) — All-Star Alex Ovechkin overcame an injury
scare, while his team hurdled another tough test.

The reigning Hart Trophy winner and the Washington Capitals look
to earn another victory when they host the Ottawa Senators on

Ovechkin scored twice within a 76-second span late in the third
period Saturday, lifting the Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the
slumping Detroit Red Wings.

Ovechkin took over the NHL lead with 33 goals. He also ranks
third in points with 63.

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The Russian gave the Capitals a scare when he crashed into the
boards in the second period of Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime loss to
the Boston Bruins. He suffered a stinger that caused him to
miss practice the following day.

Ottawa, which has alternated wins and losses over the last four
games, is coming off a 1-0 setback to the Columbus Blue Jackets
on Friday.

After this contest, the Senators start a three-game homestand,
which begins Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings.