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Ovechkin, Capitals set to host rival Hurricanes

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Ovechkin, Capitals set to host rival Hurricanes

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Carolina (32-27-5) at Washington (40-19-5), 7:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Alex Ovechkin is looking to add some
hardware to his already impressive trophy case this season.

Ovechkin will continue his quest for 50 goals when the
Washington Capitals host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in a
battle of Southeast Division rivals.

The 23-year-old Ovechkin is just four tallies away from reaching
the 50-goal mark for the third time in four NHL seasons. The
Russian also has a chance to score 60 goals for the second
consecutive campaign.

The reigning Hart Trophy winner, Ovechkin is certainly a top
candidate to win the league's MVP award again and has a
commanding lead in the race for the Maurice Richard Trophy.

Ovechkin netted his league-leading 46th goal of the season
during Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. He has scored
in seven of the last nine games.

The Hurricanes squandered a two-goal third-period advantage in
Saturday's 5-3 setback to the Atlanta Thrashers. Tuomo Ruutu
scored a goal and set up another and Eric Staal notched two
assists for Carolina, which had won five of its previous six
contests.

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