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Ovechkin, Caps win scorers' battle

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin won the head-to-head matchup between the league's two leading goal scorers Sunday, getting a pair in the first period to move into a tie with Alexander Steen for the league lead in the Capitals' 4-1 win over the Blues.

Ovechkin's 16th and 17th goals led the Capitals to their third straight win and seventh in nine games. Mikhail Grabovski and John Carlson also scored for Washington. Nicklas Backstrom had three assists, and Braden Holtby made 46 saves.

Vladimir Sobotka scored for the Blues, who had won eight of 10. St. Louis was playing for the third time in four nights, including a back-to-back after a home win over the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Steen had his points streak come to an end at 13 games, the longest for a Blues player since Pierre Turgeon's 15-game run in 1999-2000.

The Capitals cruised after dominating early, scoring on three of their first six shots against Jaroslav Halak. Ovechkin scored the first two goals, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead less than 13 minutes into the game.

Washington defenseman Mike Green missed his second consecutive game with a lower-body injury.

Game highlights: Ben Scrivens, filling in for injured regular Jonathan Quick, made 37 saves in his second consecutive shutout, a 1-0 victory over the host Rangers. … Patrick Sharp scored two goals, including one on a third-period penalty shot, and the host Blackhawks beat the Sharks 5-1.

Around the league: Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa missed his second consecutive game due to a lower-body injury, and goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin was put on injured reserve. Khabibulin suffered a lower-body injury against the Predators on Saturday. He could be out "a bit," coach Joel Quenneville said. … Avalanche top-six forward Matt Duchene will miss approximately one week with an oblique injury, coach Patrick Roy said. Duchene was hurt against the Panthers on Saturday. … The Oilers recalled goalie Ilya Bryzgalov after two starts for AHL Oklahoma City in which he went 1-1 and stopped 44 of 50 shots. Bryzgalov was expected to practice today.

at Capitals 3 1 0 4
Blues 0 1 0 1

First Period1, Wash, Ovechkin 16 (Backstrom, Oleksy), 7:17. 2, Wash, Ovechkin 17 (Alzner, Backstrom), 12:34. 3, Wash, Grabovski 7 (Chimera, Ward), 15:41. PenaltiesStrachan, Was (slashing), 9:44.

Second Period4, St.L, Sobotka 3 (Shattenkirk, Bouwmeester), 5:29 (pp). 5, Wash, Carlson 5 (Backstrom, Johansson), 9:27 (pp). PenaltiesErat, Was (hook), 4:05; Reaves, StL, major (fight), 6:05; Wilson, Was, served by Volpatti, minor-major (rough, fight), 6:05; Sobotka, StL (hook), 8:18; Steen, StL (cross-check), 19:14.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesChimera, Was (interference), 9:48; Laich, Was (high-sticking), 10:29; Backes, StL (interference), 10:52; Backes, StL (roughing), 13:41. Shots on GoalSt.L 10-18-19—47. Wash 9-3-8—20. Power-play opportunitiesSt.L 1 of 5; Wash 1 of 4. GoaliesSt.L, Halak 10-3-2 (6 shots-3 saves), Elliott (15:41 first, 14-13). Wash, Holtby 10-6-0 (47-46).

Kings 0 1 0 1
Rangers 0 0 0 0

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesMitchell, LA (interference), 8:18.

Second Period1, LA, Toffoli 4 (M.Richards, Voynov), 1:23. PenaltiesBoyle, NYR (trip), 2:40; Mitchell, LA (interference), 9:44; LA bench, served by Williams (too many men), 11:10; Lewis, LA (delay of game), 12:54.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesBrown, LA (cross-checking), 11:40. Shots on GoalLA 6-13-11—30. NYR 11-11-15—37. Power-play opportunitiesLA 0 of 1; NYR 0 of 5. GoaliesLA, Scrivens 4-1-1 (37 shots-37 saves). NYR, Lundqvist 6-8-0 (30-29).

at Blackhawks 1 1 3 5
Sharks 0 1 0 1

First Period1, Chi, Pirri 6 (Kane, Versteeg), 16:34. PenaltiesDesjardins, SJ (hooking), 13:07; Bollig, Chi (roughing), 17:30.

Second Period2, SJ, Pavelski 8 (Kennedy, Braun), 8:16. 3, Chi, Sharp 6 (Kruger, Saad), 12:08. PenaltiesChi bench, served by Brookbank (too many men), 1:44.

Third Period4, Chi, Toews 10 (Smith, Sharp), 3:39. 5, Chi, Versteeg 3 (Saad, Pirri), 15:10. 6, Chi, Sharp 7 (penalty shot), 18:49. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalSJ 9-5-10—24. Chi 9-8-10—27. Power-play opportunitiesSJ 0 of 2; Chi 0 of 1. GoaliesSJ, Niemi 10-3-5 (27 shots-22 saves). Chi, Crawford 13-3-3 (24-23).

Blue Jackets 1 2 1 4
at Senators 0 0 1 1

First Period1, Clm, Johansen 6 (Murray, Wisniewski), 4:50 (pp). PenaltiesMethot, Ott (holding), 4:38; Dubinsky, Clm (tripping), 12:03.

Second Period2, Clm, Umberger 5 (Johansen, Tyutin), 4:13 (pp). 3, Clm, Tyutin 2 (Foligno), 12:07 (pp). PenaltiesDubinsky, Clm (hold), 1:10; Borowiecki, Ott (roughing), 4:05; Clm bench, served by Atkinson (too many men), 7:42; Gryba, Ott (roughing), 10:10; Borowiecki, Ott (trip), 11:43; Umberger, Clm (slash), 16:49.

Third Period4, Clm, MacKenzie 2 (Letestu, Comeau), 5:27. 5, Ott, E.Karlsson 7 (Phillips, Michalek), 17:33 (pp). PenaltiesWisniewski, Clm, served by Comeau, minor-major-misconduct (instigator, fighting), 5:44; Borowiecki, Ott (fighting, elbow), 5:44; Chaput, Clm (roughing), 15:56; Savard, Clm (hold), 17:13. Shots on GoalClm 10-7-5—22. Ott 5-13-12—30. PP opportunitiesClm 3 of 5; Ott 1 of 6. GoaliesClm, Bobrovsky 6-8-2 (30 shots-29 saves). Ott, Anderson 5-6-2 (22-18).

Ovechkin, Caps win scorers' battle 11/17/13 [Last modified: Sunday, November 17, 2013 10:05pm]
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