Ovechkin Forces Game 7

Capitals get two third-period goals from superstar to beat Flyers 4-2
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 21, 2008 10:56 PM CDT
Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin, of Russia, exults as he skates past Philadelphia Flyers fans.   (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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(Newser) – Alex Ovechkin truly was "Alexander the Great" with the Washington Capitals' season on the line. Held without a goal for four straight games, Ovechkin scored twice in the third period to lift the Capitals to a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers and send the series back to Washington for a decisive Game 7.

The Capitals have rallied back from a 3-1 hole and have a chance to win only the second Game 7 in franchise history Tuesday night. The other one should be painfully familiar to the Flyers faithful: Dale Hunter scored an overtime goal that led Washington past Philadelphia 20 years ago this month.