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Video: Ovechkin scores in overtime after wild ending to third period

Nov 30, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

It didn’t look like typically electric shot to the back of the net. But like that matters to Alex Ovechkin.

The Capitals’ star scored his league-leading 21st goal of the season, and it was the overtime winner Saturday in a 3-2 Washington win against the New York Islanders.

Ovechkin cut into the middle of the ice on a two-on-two rush, beating goalie Anders Nilsson through the legs to give the Capitals the win.

It capped off a crazy final few minutes of regulation. The Islanders took the lead on a goal from Thomas Vanek with 1:51 left in the third period, however a short-handed goal from Nicklas Backstrom with 49 seconds remaining sent this one to the extra frame.

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