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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his (Credit: AP)

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal with John Carlson during the second period of a game against the Islanders. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Islanders vs. Capitals

The Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in his return as the Islanders fell to the Caps, 6-2, on the road Tuesday at the Verizon Center.

Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates his
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Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates his goal with Nicklas Backstrom (19), Alex Ovechkin (8), and Troy Brouwer (20) as Evgeni Nabokov, center, looks on during the second period of a game in Washington. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) battles
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Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) battles for the puck against Frans Nielsen during the third period. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin goes for
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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin goes for the puck against Thomas Hickey (14) during the third period. (Nov. 5, 2013)

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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) reacts
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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) reacts on the bench after he scored a goal with teammates Mikhail Grabovski (84), Alex Ovechkin (8) and Aaron Volpatti, right, during the third period of a game against the Islanders. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) keeps his
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) keeps his eye on the puck as Casey Cizikas (53) moves in during the third period. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Cal Clutterbuck (15) battles for the puck against
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Cal Clutterbuck (15) battles for the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Alexander Urbom (34) during the third period. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his
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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal with John Carlson during the second period of a game against the Islanders. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom tries to get
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom tries to get the puck past Evgeni Nabokov during the second period of a game in Washington. (Nov. 5, 2013)

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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his
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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal with Troy Brouwer, right, during the second period of a game against the Islanders. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin skates during
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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin skates during warmups before a game against the Islanders. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin skates during warmups
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Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin skates during warmups before a game against the Islanders. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) reaches for
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) reaches for the puck against Cal Clutterbuck (15) during the first period a game in Washington. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin skates next
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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin skates next to John Tavares during the first period a game in Washington. (Nov. 5, 2013)

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John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal with Thomas
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John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal with Thomas Vanek and others as Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) skates by during the first period a game in Washington. (Nov. 5, 2013)

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