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Ovechkin, Capitals hope to rebound vs. Rangers

Washington (20-11-3) at NY Rangers (22-12-2), 7:00 pm EST

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals

look to bounce back from an embarrassing loss when they square

off against the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Ovechkin had a six-game scoring streak snapped Saturday as the

Capitals suffered a 7-1 thrashing by the Philadelphia Flyers,

who had eliminated Washington from the playoffs last season.

Brooks Laich scored the lone goal for the Capitals, who outshot

the Flyers by a 48-28 margin but still had their five-game

winning streak snapped.

Washington hopes to rebound and pick up its eighth win in 10

games against the Rangers, who had a three-game winning streak

end with Saturday's 3-2 setback to the San Jose Sharks.

Zherdev netted a shorthanded goal for New York, which has one

regulation win since November 24. The Rangers have still posted

a 7-5-0 record over that stretch.

New York, which is opening a three-game homestand, will have to

contain Ovechkin. The reigning Hart Trophy winner leads the

Capitals with 20 goals and 43 points.

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