Alex Ovechkin is playing a lot like he did during his two MVP seasons for the surging Washington Capitals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are very familiar with the superstar left wing's scoring exploits.
Ovechkin looks to continue his home dominance of the Lightning on Sunday night, when he attempts to help the Capitals begin building a cushion atop the Southeast Division.
Ovechkin, the Hart Trophy winner in 2007-08 and 08-09, has 14 goals and seven assists over the last 13 games, leading Washington to a 9-3-1 record and move atop the division via a tiebreaker with Winnipeg.
His staggering production has also moved him among the league leaders with 23 goals, while his 14 power-play tallies lead the NHL.
"He brings us energy. He's doing what we expect him to do," goaltender Braden Holtby said. "That's the player we expect out of him and he's doing a great job of it."
Ovechkin, who tops the Capitals (19-17-2) with 41 points, turned in another superb effort Saturday, recording his 12th...