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Capitals Vs. Blue Jackets: Washington Wins 4-2 Behind Two Alexander Ovechkin Goals

The Washington Capitals (20-15-2, 42 points) and Alexander Ovechkin ended 2011 in style, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-23-5, 25 points) by a score of 4-2 on New Year's Eve.

Ovechkin scored twice in the third period, half of the Capitals goals in a six-plus minute span in the final stanza Saturday night.. After scoring just eight goals in Washington's first 29 games, Ovechkin now has seven goals in his last eight games, including a six-game scoring streak during which he has amassed six goals and three assists.

As a team, the Capitals have scored 12 third-period goals in their last six games. They have 46 in the final period this season. Columbus, on the other hand, has been outscored 52-26 in the final period this year.

Netminder Tomas Vokoun had 35 saves for the Caps.

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