Ovechkin Capitalizes on Bruins in overtime


BOSTON – Alex Ovechkin scored 3:30 into overtime, making him the sixth NHL rookie to reach 100 points and giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory against the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

Ovechkin’s goal snapped a six-game drought, that matched the longest of his first season, and gave him 49. The 20-year-old left winger has four games left to score again and join Teemu Selanne as the only NHL rookies to post 50 goals and 100 points in a debut season.

Ovechkin broke in on the right wing and fired a wrist shot that sailed in over Tim Thomas’ glove.

Mark Stuart had his first career NHL goal for the Bruins, who tied it in the third period.

Canadiens 3, Senators 2

MONTREAL – Richard Zednik scored his first goal in over a month midway through the third period to snap a tie, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2.

Zednik, who hadn’t scored in 13 games since March 7, backhanded a rebound into an open right side at 9:27 to give Montreal its second lead.

He paid for the goal by being pushed face first into the crossbar by Ottawa’s Peter Schaefer.