Ovechkin, Ward lift Caps to 4-2 win

Ovechkin, Ward lift Caps to 4-2 win
March 1, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Caps hold on for 2-goal win over Boston

By KEN POWTAK

BOSTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin collected his 800th career point and raised his league-leading total to 43 goals with a pair of power-play scores, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

Joel Ward and Eric Fehr also scored, and Braden Holtby made 36 saves for the Capitals, who won their fourth straight in their chase for one of the Eastern Conference's final playoff spots.

Ovechkin had the go-ahead goal and two assists in a 5-4 win at Florida on Thursday. It's his first season of 40-plus goals since collecting 40-plus in his first five seasons from 2005-06 to 2009-10.

Patrice Bergeron and Shawn Thornton had Boston's goals.

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