Alex Ovechkin’s four goals Tuesday night helped the Washington Capitals erase a 3-0 first-period deficit en route to a 6-5 shootout victory at Verizon Center.
“Let’s face it … you can’t leave No. 8,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said of Ovechkin. “He didn’t even have to work for his goals. He didn’t move on the first one, he didn’t move on the last two at all. If you are going to let that guy take shots, this is sometimes going to happen.”
The Capitals have won five of six after a season-high four-game losing streak.