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Ovechkin Scores 27th Goal, Capitals Beat Jets in Overtime

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal with teammates in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal with teammates in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Washington (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin fumed after he thought the referees missed a penalty call and screamed obscenities from the bench after watching the replay.

On his very next shift, he scored his NHL-leading 27th goal of the season to spark a comeback and help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night. It took a power move from Evgeny Kuznetsov to set up Tom Wilson's winner and give the Capitals their first 3-on-3 OT win of the season, but of course, their longtime captain and MVP candidate at age 36 was responsible for getting the rally going.