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NHL: Washington 5, Tampa Bay 3

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Chris Clark scored his first two goals of the season Wednesday night as Washington beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-3.

He scored the game's first goal at 6:33 of the first period, and his second at 18:42 of the second period gave Washington a 4-2 advantage at the second intermission.

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Washington's Alexander Ovechkin had a goal (empty net) and two assists.

Brian Pothier had also had two assists, while goaltender Olaf Kolzig stopped 26 of 29 Tampa Bay shots as the Capitals snapped a four-game losing streak.

Left wing Alexander Semin came off the injured reserve list before the contest, but did not score.

He missed six of the season's first seven games because of a sprained right ankle.

Tampa Bay's Paul Ranger and Jason Ward each had a goal and an assist.

Martin St. Louis scored once, and goalie Marc Denis gave up four goals on 28 shots for the Lightning, who suffered their third road loss in a row.

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