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Ovechkin ties Jagr for 3rd on all-time goals list in Capitals' win over FlamesWayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. Those are now the only two names ahead of Alex Ovechkin on the NHL's all-time goals list as the Washington Capitals' star scored twice in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Calgary to move into a tie for third with Jaromir Jagr.

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Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. Those are now the only two names ahead of Alex Ovechkin on the NHL's all-time goals list.

Ovechkin moved into a tie for third with Jaromir Jagr on Tuesday, scoring twice as the Washington Capitals came from behind in the third period for a 5-4 win over the hometown Calgary Flames.

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Ovechkin's 35th and 36th goals of the season, No. 765 and 766 of his career, moves him to within 35 of Howe. Gretzky leads with 894.

"Obviously, it's always nice to hear those kind of milestones, numbers," said Ovechkin, who has goals in three straight games. "It's pretty big, obviously, and how I always said, being with those names and in this company, it's a pretty cool moment."

The 36-year-old's second goal, which came into an empty net at 18:12 to make it 5-3, ended up the game-winner after Elias Lindholm's second goal of the night and 29th of the season with 40 seconds left got Calgary back to within one.

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"I think guys are just excited for him," said Washington head coach Peter Laviolette. "We don't talk about it much. I think everybody knows what's going on and it's awesome to be a part of."

Interestingly, Jaromir Jagr scored his 766th goal in the Saddledome, when he wrapped up his career as a Flame.

Ovechkin had a chance for his hat trick and sole possession of third all-time in the waning seconds but his shot at the empty net was deflected by Lindholm.

"I was hoping so, but it hit his skates. It's OK. I'll take it tomorrow," Ovechkin said.

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Nic Dowd, who had the go-ahead goal in the third, thought they were about to witness history.

"I couldn't believe that one got blocked at the end, but it was awesome," Dowd said. "Obviously, we're super excited for him and guys are trying to find him all over the ice and just to be a part of it and simply watch it, he's the best. So really happy for him."

Washington faces the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night in Rogers Place in the second stop of its three-game Western Canada road trip.

Ovechkin booed whenever he touched puck

But in light of world events, it wasn't cheers for the 'Great Eight' and his historic pursuit. It was the opposite.

One night after the Flames showed their support for Ukraine by having Ukrainian-Canadian opera singer Stephania Romaniuk sing the Ukrainian anthem prior to Calgary's game with the Oilers, a portion of the Saddledome crowd of 15,628, booed Ovechkin whenever he touched the puck, especially early in the game.

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Ovechkin has historically been a vocal supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the Capitals' captain's Instagram account features a photo of himself standing beside Putin. A picture of the two is also Ovechkin's Instagram profile photo.

Post-game, Ovechkin spoke only about the game.

Dowd plays hero

Connor Sheary and Anthony Mantha also scored for Washington (31-18-9).

Adam Ruzicka and Oliver Kylington were the other marksmen for Calgary (34-15-7), which had its 13-game home unbeaten streak snapped. The Pacific Division-leading Flames fall to 14-2-1 in their last 17 games overall.

Tied 2-2 after 40 minutes, Calgary took its second lead of the night at 3:45 when Kylington's slapshot deflected off Connor McMichael's stick and got past Vanecek.

But the Capitals tied it at 8:21 on Mantha's goal through a screen then surged into their first lead just over three minutes later.

Getting the puck at the sideboards, Dowd made a nice cut, to sidestep Lindholm, then from the face-off dot, ripped a shot into the top corner for his first in 10 games.

"We have a veteran team, so we've been there before," said Dowd. "But that was one of the first games this year where we've been down a goal, we stuck with it in a tough building against a good team in their building, and did all the little things right, and we got rewarded for it at the end."

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