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Semin lifts Capitals over Stars in OT

Semin lifts Capitals over Stars in OT

It was a big night for the Russians on the Washington Capitals.
Sergei Fedorov set the NHL goals record for Russian-born players, and countryman Alexander Semin scored at 2:17 of overtime as the Capitals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Fedorov scored twice to give him 475 goals for his career, breaking a tie with Alexander Mogilny (473), who retired in 2006.
"It's just a record," Fedorov said. "I'd rather talk about Alex than the record. I know his career was shortened by injury. I didn't expect to ever get it. He had a great shot and amazing hands. Realistically, if he'd played more he'd have a lot more stats. He was a powerful forward, a scoring machine."
Fedorov also holds the Russian records for assists (678) and points (1,153).
"Records are nice on a personal level, but most important was that we finally won a game," Fedorov said.
Midway through overtime, Semin took a loose puck in the right circle and beat goalie Marty Turco in the upper left corner. Semin was mobbed by teammates who raced onto the ice after his seventh goal of the season.
"We've always been resilient," Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said. "You can see the passion we have by how we reacted when we scored the overtime goal."
Reigning league MVP Alex Ovechkin, a 65-goal scorer for the Capitals last season, went without a goal for the sixth straight game.


Updated : 2021-05-07 19:43 GMT+08:00