Keith Yandle

Ovechkin scores 30th, helps Capitals snap 3-game skid

The Washington Capitals are going into the All-Star break on a winning note — thanks in large part to Alex Ovechkin.

The All-Star left wing scored his 30th goal of the season and got his 500th career assist to help the Capitals snap a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

"It puts a smile on everybody's face," coach Barry Trotz said of the victory. "It makes the break a little bit better."

Ovechkin is the sixth player in NHL history with at least 30 goals in 13 or more consecutive seasons at any point in his career.

"He's a legendary player. He's getting the points, the goals, the assists,"...

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