Ovechkin spoils Tokarski's first career NHL start

Ovechkin spoils Tokarski's first career NHL start

Ovechkin spoils Tokarski's first career NHL start

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 8 at 11:15 PM

WASHINGTON  -- Alex Ovechkin scored on a wrist shot at 4:09 of overtime, and the Washington Capitals came back to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 Thursday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Ovechkin is a two-time NHL MVP mired in his poorest season. He celebrated the end of his four-game point drought by racing over to leap into the boards.

Washington trailed 2-1 late in the third period, before Marcus Johansson forced overtime by scoring with 3:58 left.

Ovechkin's goal ruined the first NHL start by Lightning goalie Dustin Tokarski, who played quite well most of the evening. The 22-year-old, who starred for the Spokane Chiefs from 2006-2009, was recalled from Norfolk of the AHL on Wednesday.

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