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Ovechkin hits 50 barrier as Capitals roll

Capitals 6 2 2 10
Bruins 0 2 0 2

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin had a hat trick in the Capitals' six-goal first period, and finished with five points in a victory Monday night over the Bruins.

Ovechkin's three goals give him a league-leading 52. He is the first in the league to reach 50 this season.

First1, Washington, Cooke 8 (Schultz, Bradley), :32. 2, Washington, Ovechkin 50 (Backstrom, Morrisonn), 6:18. 3, Washington, Ovechkin 51 (Backstrom, Poti), 7:08. 4, Washington, Bradley 4 (Cooke, Steckel), 8:29. 5, Washington, Ovechkin 52 (Semin, Backstrom), 15:31 (pp). 6, Washington, Laich 14 (Kozlov, Fehr), 18:43 (pp). PenaltiesWideman, Bos (hooking), 1:13; Washington bench, served by Semin (too many men), 3:35; Brashear, Was, major (fighting), 6:53; Chara, Bos, major (fighting), 6:53; Metropolit, Bos (slashing), 14:30; Chara, Bos (roughing), 16:52; Bradley, Was (hooking), 19:35.

Second7, Boston, Wideman 10 (Savard, Chara), :36 (pp). 8, Washington, Backstrom 10 (Ovechkin, Poti), 7:50. 9, Washington, Brashear 5 (Fehr, Erskine), 16:31. 10, Boston, Sturm 23 (Hnidy, Metropolit), 17:03. PenaltiesSavard, Bos (slashing), 3:27; Green, Was (boarding), 5:31; Thornton, Bos, major (fighting), 7:52; Brashear, Was, major (fighting), 7:52; Cooke, Was (boarding), 8:07; Erskine, Was (cross-checking), 18:18.

Third11, Washington, Laich 15 (Ovechkin, Fehr), 2:03 (pp). 12, Washington, Bradley 5 (Green, Cooke), 18:15 (pp). PenaltiesMetropolit, Bos (holding), :29; Bradley, Was (hooking), 9:24; Ovechkin, Was (hooking), 11:29; Savard, Bos (roughing), 16:09; Chara, Bos (slashing), 17:25. ShotsBoston 8-14-5—27. Washington 16-9-9—34. Power playsBoston 1 of 7; Washington 4 of 7. GoaliesBoston, Thomas 23-15-4 (10 shots-6 saves), Auld (8:29 first, 4-2), Thomas (0:00 second, 14-11), Auld (8:01 third, 6-5). Washington, Huet 23-12-6 (22-20), Kolzig (0:00 third, 5-5). A17,189 (18,277). T2:24.

FORSBERG UNSURE: Peter Forsberg worked out with Colorado but said he wasn't sure if he could make his season debut tonight against Vancouver.

Ovechkin hits 50 barrier as Capitals roll 03/03/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:25am]
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