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Ovechkin eyes goal No. 700 as Capitals visit Devils

Alex Ovechkin moved one step closer to 700 career goals on Thursday and will try to join that club when the Washington Capitals meet the Devils in a Saturday matinee in New Jersey.

Ovechkin had not recorded a goal or a point in his past five games before scoring Washington's first goal in a 4-3 overtime loss against visiting Montreal. That was his 41st goal of the season and goal No. 699 of his career.

He had a few more good chances to score, especially late in the third period, but Montreal goalie Carey Price stopped him each time. Still, Washington's recent defensive problems continued, even with the acquisition of veteran defenseman Brenden Dillon.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson70
Plus/Minus: R. Gudas20
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin282
PIM: B. Dillon83
Win: B. Holtby21
Shutouts: I. Samsonov1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 208 (5)
Shots: 1923 (14)
PP%: 20.6% (14)
Penalty Minutes: 587 (5)
Assists: 335 (7)
SH Goals: 5 (18)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Pittsburgh 37 16 6 80
Washington 37 17 6 80
Philadelphia 34 20 7 75
Columbus 30 19 13 73
NY Islanders 33 20 6 72
Carolina 34 21 4 72
NY Rangers 31 24 4 66
New Jersey 23 27 10 56
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 182 (19)
Shots Against: 1793 (28)
PK%: 84.0% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 570 (10)
Shutouts: 1 (29)
Sv%: 0.898 (24)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/18 B. Dillon Traded for '20 2nd-rd pick, '21 cond. pick
2/11 M. Fehervary Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/10 M. Fehervary Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
2/9 M. Fehervary Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/8 M. Fehervary Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
2/5 M. Fehervary Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/5 V. Vanecek Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/4 V. Vanecek Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
2/4 M. Fehervary Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
1/28 A. Ovechkin Suspension Over
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