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WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin took aim with little resistance, and the Washington Capitals staged an improbable comeback. http://www.teamcolombiasoccer.com/David-Ospina-Copa-America-Jersey/ . Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night. Washington trailed 3-0 with 12 minutes elapsed, 4-2 in the second period and 5-4 for much of the third period before rallying for its fifth win in six games. "Even when they got their fourth goal, I still thought, we can do this," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "And then they got another one, and the guys believed. You dont want to get to this position too many times because its not going to be easy to pull a rabbit out of your hat." When Ovechkin is on his game, perhaps anything is possible. "We just felt we could come back and win," he said. Ovechkin increased his NHL-leading total to 26 goals and became Washingtons career leader in power-play goals, scoring twice with the extra man to pass Peter Bondra, who had 137. "What took you so long?" Bondra said with a grin during a pre-recorded interview displayed on the scoreboard. Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and four assists, and Troy Brouwer beat Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop in the fifth round of the shootout to provide the Capitals with their only lead. "Weve had a few of these games where weve had to come from behind, maybe not in such dramatic fashion, but we came in here after the first (period) and we thought it would be a great story if we could pull it out," Brouwer said. Martin St. Louis and Tyler Johnson each had a goal and two assists for the Lightning, who lost their sixth straight at Washington. "He didnt even have to work for his goals," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said of Ovechkin. "He didnt move on the first one, he didnt move on the last two at all. If youre going to let that guy take shots, well, this is sometimes going to happen. Thats the disappointing part." Ondrej Palat scored on a wrist shot between the circles after taking Johnsons centring pass from behind the net to put Tampa Bay up 5-4 at 8:36 of the third period. It appeared that would hold up until Ovechkin scored from the left circle after Washington pulled goalie Philipp Grubauer. "Hes a pure sniper," Oates said. "The fourth goal, with the ice conditions at that time, the length of the pass, the weight on the pass, thats an incredible shot. Thats why hes a superstar." Washington trailed 4-2 when Tampa Bays Richard Panik received a 5-minute major for boarding at 16:31 of the second period. Panik rudely sent Karl Alzner into the side boards, and soon after Alzner headed to the locker room for treatment, Washington went to work. Ovechkin scored 7 seconds into the penalty and added a wrist shot from the left circle at 18:48 to tie it. An instant after the red light flipped on behind the goal, fans showered the ice with hats. "This is a game we should have won," St. Louis said. "We just couldnt close it." Early on, it seemed unlikely the Capitals would even make it close. Washington defenceman Mike Green was called for four penalties during the first period and had a 10-minute misconduct tacked to the ledger, all of which helped Tampa Bay get off to a torrid start. St. Louis and Nikita Kucherov scored power-play goals and Nate Thompson converted a 2-on-1 rush with J.T. Brown to make it 3-0 and chase goalie Braden Holtby. NOTES: Tampa Bay C Steven Stamkos missed his 13th consecutive game with a broken right leg. ... It was the third game in which Washington scored at least three power-play goals. The Capitals have 18 power-play goals in their last 19 games. ... Bishop came in with a 1.98 goals-against average. http:///...Copa-America-Jersey/ . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. http:///...Copa-America-Jersey/ . The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 for Jones (19-1). It was the champions closest call. Despite the loss, it was a remarkable show by the confident Swedish challenger, who had the best of the early rounds and then hung on in the fourth and fifth. http:///...Copa-America-Jersey/ . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th.SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Just because the Sacramento Kings were familiar with Tyreke Evans didnt mean they could stop him. The former NBA Rookie of the Year made a memorable return to Sacramento, scoring a season-high 25 points and adding 12 assists to help the New Orleans Pelicans snap a four-game losing streak with a 113-97 win over the Kings on Monday night. "I know they have no shot blockers, so I was attacking every chance I got," said Evans, who made 7 of 14 shots and hit 11 of 12 free throws after coming off the bench. "Im quick enough to take it to the basket. Thats what I do best. I wanted to be aggressive." Known for his slashing style of play and his uncanny ability to get to the rim in four seasons with the Kings, Evans stayed true to his game, bypassing perimeter shots in favour of going to the hoop. He also added six rebounds and three steals. "He got wherever he wanted to go. Nobody could keep in front of him and thats how he gets to the rim," Kings coach Michael Malone said. "If our guys didnt think he would try to come into this arena and get off, then I question their IQ. He played here and hes going to come here and try to show everybody what were missing. And he did." Evans averaged 17.5 points in his four seasons with the Kings. He joined the Pelicans in the off-season as part of a three-team trade and subsequently signed a four-year, $44 million contract. The Pelicans pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Kings 36-23 to salvage their only victory on a five-game road trip. Evans was a major factor in the second half, scoring 13 points. "I just told the guys that this is just about us getting stops and our defence had to prevail in the fourth quarter and I thought it did," New Orleans coach Monty Williams said. http:///...Copa-America-Jersey/. DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings, who committed 22 turnovers in losing for the sixth time in eight games. Isaiah Thomas had 21 points and Marcus Thornton had 19. Rudy Gay made 2-of -12 shots and scored 11 points. "First of all, we didnt get stops," Kings guard Isaiah Thomas said. "Secondly, we didnt dial in on that end of the floor and he made every play. He scored, he passed, and he did what he wanted." Anthony Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans. Jrue Holiday had 17 points and 10 assists, and Eric Gordon also had 17 points. Ryan Anderson, who grew up in the Sacramento region, had a difficult evening trying to contain Cousins at the defensive end. Anderson went to the bench with five fouls at the 8:17 mark in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans leading scorer missed 3 of 9 shots and had eight points. NOTES: Shaquille ONeal sat courtside next to Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive and Hall of Fame player Chris Mullin, who works in an advisory role with the team and frequently attends home games. ONeal is one of Sacramentos minority owners. . Pelicans starting centre Jason Smith missed his second consecutive game with a bruised bone in his right knee. 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