Ovechkin regains past form as Caps top Habs 3-2

Washington Capitals Jack Hillen (L) celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with...

Washington Capitals Jack Hillen (L) celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammates Alex Ovechkin (8) and Steven Oleksy (61) during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal, April 9, 2013. (REUTERS)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:38 PM ET

Alex Ovechkin was at the centre of a Hart Trophy debate on Twitter Tuesday.

His slow start to the season and the quality of opponents against which he has scored his goals had his detractors tweeting away.

His league-leading 26th goal of the season in the Washington Capitals 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night was just his fifth against a playoff-bound opponent.


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