Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/21/14
The puck keeps going in for Alex Ovechkin. The league's co-leader in goals finished a spectacular play with a tricky shot that fooled Montreal goalie Carey Price on Tuesday as the Washington Capitals beat the Canadiens 3-2 to extend their winning string to five games. The Capitals are a perfect 5-0-0 in April and Ovechkin has eight goals in that span. The center on his line, Nicklas Backstrom, picked up two assists and has 11 points, all helpers, in the same five games. Ovechkin said getting the win was bigger than the goal he scored to tie the game 1-1 in the second period. It helped the Capitals stay two points ahead of Winnipeg atop the Southeast Division, with a game in hand. ''It's big two points for us right now,'' said the two-time Hart Trophy winner, whose level of play looks to be back near its peak after dipping the last two seasons. ''We beat a team in front of us (in the standings). ''We know we can play against good teams. If we play hard and play our system it giv...
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