Ovechkin scores 750th career goal, Capitals beat Columbus


              Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) celebrates his goal with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) celebrates his goal with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Daniil Tarasov (40) and defenseman Jake Bean (22) battle for the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Beck Malenstyn (47) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Daniil Tarasov (40) deflects the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Conor Sheary (73) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals center Aliaksei Protas, right, celebrates his goal with left wing Beck Malenstyn (47) and others during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov (30) stops the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) checks Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Andrew Peeke (2) into the Capitals' bench area during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shoots the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal with defenseman Martin Fehervary (42), right wing Tom Wilson (43) and others during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets-, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin scores 750th career goal, Capitals beat Columbus