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(Sports Network) - The Washington Capitals return home tonight with star player Alexander Ovechkin on a scoring tear, which last year's Calder Trophy winner attempts to maintain against the downtrodden Philadelphia Flyers.

Ovechkin was a one-man show during the late stages of Friday's thrilling 3-2 road victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. The second-year sensation tied the contest with 30 seconds remaining in regulation, then netted the game-winner just six seconds into overtime.

He added a power-play tally in the first period and recorded the second hat trick of his young career. Ovechkin has now scored a point in six consecutive games, tallying five goals and eight assists over that stretch.

Dainius Zubrus had two assists and Brent Johnson finished with 28 saves for the Capitals, who have won two of their last three games.

Washington begins a three-game homestand tonight which also includes matchups with Tampa Bay and New Jersey. The Caps are 7-6-3 on home ice this season.

The injury-riddled Flyers have lost five straight games and come in with an Eastern Conference-low 20 points. Peter Forsberg hasn't been in uniform for any of those five recent defeats, but the All-Star center could return from his lingering right ankle injury this evening.

Forsberg underwent offseason surgery on the ankle and has been limited to 22 games of action this season. The Flyers are 0-6-3 when the veteran standout hasn't played.

Philly will try to shake off Wednesday's 8-4 pounding at the hands of Pittsburgh, highlighted by a career-high six point performance by Penguins phenom Sidney Crosby.

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