Ovechkin Scores 64th, 65th in Caps' Win

Capitals left wing breaks NHL record in 4-1 triumph
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 3, 2008 9:51 PM CDT
Washington Capitals right wing Matt Bradley, left, and Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Junior Lessard fight during the third period.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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(Newser) – Alex Ovechkin's record-setting goal was scored in such close quarters that it took some 20 minutes and a host of replay angles before he got credit for it. He left no doubt when he scored again, unleashing a blistering shot that put the Washington Capitals one step closer to the playoffs.

Serenaded again with chants of "M-V-P!" from the red-clad sellout crowd, Ovechkin broke Luc Robitaille's single-season NHL record for most goals by a left wing with his 64th and 65th scores Thursday night to lead the Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.