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W 4-3
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Ovechkin scores 699th goal, Capitals lose to Canadiens in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored his 699th career goal, closing in on another milestone, but the Washington Capitals dropped their third in a row, losing to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime Thursday night.

Ovechkin fired up the crowd by scoring in seven minutes in and came close to reaching 700 goals on a bang-bang play in the third period. Instead, he'll have to wait to become the eighth player in NHL history to get to 700.

Washington has lost five of its past six games and seven of 10, falling out of first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals are also 1-4-1 at home since the All-Star break.

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Leaders
Points: T. Tatar55
Plus/Minus: P. Danault15
Shots on Goal: B. Gallagher201
PIM: B. Chiarot37
Win: C. Price25
Shutouts: C. Price3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 187 (16)
Shots: 2145 (1)
PP%: 19.5% (19)
Penalty Minutes: 457 (23)
Assists: 295 (19)
SH Goals: 4 (25)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Boston 38 11 12 88
Tampa Bay 40 16 5 85
Toronto 32 22 8 72
Florida 32 23 6 70
Montreal 28 27 8 64
Buffalo 27 25 8 62
Ottawa 21 29 11 53
Detroit 15 43 4 34
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 194 (8)
Shots Against: 1966 (11)
PK%: 79.3% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 407 (30)
Shutouts: 3 (14)
Sv%: 0.901 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
2/20 X. Ouellet Upper-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
2/18 V. Mete Foot - left game (day-to-day)
9/13 J. Teasdale Torn right ACL, MCL (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/20 J. Lucchini Traded w/ Blandisi for Barber, Varone
2/20 J. Blandisi Traded w/ Lucchini for Barber, Varone
2/19 C. Folin Called up from minors from Laval-AHL
2/17 J. Evans Sent to minors Laval-AHL
2/17 C. Folin Sent to minors Laval-AHL
2/8 R. Poehling Sent to minors Laval-AHL
2/6 X. Ouellet Called up from minors from Laval-AHL
2/6 J. Evans Called up from minors from Laval-AHL
2/5 C. Primeau Sent to minors Laval-AHL
2/3 C. Folin Called up from minors from Laval-AHL