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Ovechkin has 3 goals, Holtby ties wins record for Capitals

It was a milestone evening for the Washington Capitals. And a forgettable finale for the St. Louis Blues.

Alex Ovechkin had three goals to reach 50 for the seventh time, Braden Holtby won his 48th game to tie the NHL single-season record and the Capitals dashed the Blues' Central Division title hopes with a convincing 5-1 victory on Saturday night.

"It's harder and harder to score goals in this league," Ovechkin said. "It's a pretty big number so I'm pretty excited."

Vladimir Tarasenko started the scoring with his 40th after getting the tying and winning goals in an overtime victory Thursday night at Chicago. The Blues did little else in their...