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Ovechkin scores 30th to join elite club

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WASHINGTON (AP) Matt Niskanen scored a goal that wowed the Washington Capitals' bench, and Alex Ovechkin scored an atypical goal that put him in elite company in hockey history.

Behind a highlight-reel goal from Niskanen and Ovechkin's 30th of the season, the Capitals came back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup. Ovechkin joined Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner as the only players in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in his first 11 seasons.

"It's not surprising, and he's going to probably do it another time or two before he's done," coach Barry Trotz said. "Consistency, that's a part of greatness."

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1 P. Kane, Chi763244
2 J. Benn, Dal592831
3 E. Karlsson, Ott591148
4 T. Seguin, Dal562828
5 E. Kuznetsov, Was531538
6 A. Panarin, Chi521834
7 J. Pavelski, SJ512526
8 T. Hall, Edm501832
9 E. Malkin, Pit492326
10 S. Crosby, Pit492227
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 J. Gibson, Anh1.92
2 B. Bishop, TB2.02
3 C. Schneider, NJ2.03
4 P. Mrazek, Det2.03
5 B. Holtby, Was2.06
6 C. Crawford, Chi2.12
7 B. Elliott, StL2.13
8 R. Luongo, Fla2.13
9 M. Neuvirth, Phi2.14
10 J. Allen, StL2.17
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