Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season to lead the Washington Capitals in a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Ovechkin scored his league-leading 50th goal in the first period to reach the milestone for the sixth time in his career. It was his 472nd career goal, tying Petr Bondra for the franchise lead.
Washington has 94 points and sits comfortably in the lead wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Caps are just one point back of the Islanders for third place in the Metropolitan Division.