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Ovechkin's four have him chasing glory

Capitals 6, Lightning 5 (SO) (WSH wins shootout, 3-2)

* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): 3rd career 4-goal game (Capitals have won all 3); 13th career hat trick

* Ovechkin: scored game-tying goal with 33 seconds remaining in 3rd period; leads NHL with 26 goals this season

* Capitals: won 3 straight and 5 of last 6 games

* Martin St. Louis (TB): goal, 2 assists (6 points in his last 3 games)

Most Career 4-Goal Games - Capitals History

Peter Bondra 6

Alex Ovechkin 3

Dino Ciccarelli 2

Mike Gartner 2

Dennis Maruk 2

Alex Ovechkin

Career 4-Goal Games

Opponent Result

Tonight vs Lightning W, 6-5 (OT)

Jan. 31, 2008 vs Canadiens W, 5-4 (OT)

Dec. 29, 2007 at Senators W, 8-6

>>Never had 5 goals in a game

Bruins 2, Flames 1

* Reilly Smith (BOS): GW goal (7) with 4:33 remaining in 3rd ... 2nd GW goal this season

* Bruins: 5-1-0 in last 6 games (won last 3)

Blackhawks 6, Stars 2

* Blackhawks: won last 6 road games vs Stars (outscored Stars 28-9 in games)

* Blackhawks: 17-0-3 when scoring first this season

* Patrick Sharp: 2 goals (14) scored less than 3 minutes apart in 2nd period (2nd multi-goal game this season, did not have 1 last season)

Coyotes 3, Avalanche 1

* Antoine Vermette (PHX): 2 goals (9) - 11th career multi-goal game

* Coyotes: finish 4-game road trip at 2-1-1

* Avalanche: 6-7-0 in last 13 games after starting season 14-2-0

Blues 2, Jets 1

* Kevin Shattenkirk (STL): go-ahead PPG (3) with 3:02 left in 3rd period

* Alexander Steen (STL): goal (21) in 2nd period (1st goal since November 27)

* Jets: 0-2-2 in last 4 home games (last home win: Nov. 15 vs Flyers)

Kings 6, Canadiens 0

* Martin Jones (LA): 2nd career shutout in 3 career starts (31 saves tonight); 1st goal with 2 shutouts in 1st 3 career starts since Robbie Moore of Flyers in March of 1979 (FROM ELIAS)

* Kings: 1st shutout win when scoring 6 or more goals since March 8, 2010 (won 6-0 vs Blue Jackets)

* Canadiens: 1st regulation loss in last 11 games (9-1-1)

Panthers 3, Red Wings 2 (SO) (FLA wins shootout, 2-1)

* Brad Boyes (FLA): scores deciding goal in 3rd round of shootout

* Nick Bjugstad (FLA): scores game-tying goal with 5:22 left in 3rd period (FLA trailed 2-0 entering 3rd)

* Red Wings: lost 8 straight games that went to OT or shootout

Predators 4, Rangers 1

* Predators: snap 5-game winless streak (0-4-1 in stretch, scored 7 goals in 5 games combined)

* Paul Gaustad: goal (4), 2 assists; ties career high with 3 points (done 3 times previously)

* Rangers: winless in last 4 home games (0-3-1); 1-6-1 in last 8 home games

Sabres 2, Senators 1 (SO) (BUF wins shootout, 4-3)

* Zemgus Girgensons (BUF): scores game-tying goal (3) in 2nd period and deciding goal in 10th round of shootout

* Sabres: only 2nd win in last 10 games (2-7-1); 4 of 7 wins this season have come in shootouts

* Senators: 2-3-2 in last 7 games (last 3 games have been decided in shootouts)

Blue Jackets 5, Devils 4

* Cam Atkinson (CBJ): 2 goals (9), 2 assists (1st career 4-point game)

* Brandon Dubinsky (CBJ): goal (6), 3 assists (1st career 4-point game)

* Blue Jackets: 3-1-0 in last 4 games overall; won last 4 home games

* Devils: 1-3-1 in last 5 games