Ovechkin is first Cap to 50 three times
Ovechkin opened the scoring for the Capitals against Tampa Bay, beating goalie Mike McKenna with a wrist shot at 7:43 of the first period.
The Russian star has 213 goals in 315 career regular-season games. He had 52 goals as a rookie in 2005-06, 46 in 2006-07 and 65 last season.
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