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Ovechkin reaches 800 career points with 2 PP goals in Caps' 4-2 win over Bruins

  • Washington Capitals' Eric Fehr (16) battles Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) and Shawn Thornton (22) for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Washington Capitals' Eric Fehr (16) battles Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) and Shawn Thornton (22) for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' Kevan Miller (86) falls while defending against Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Kevan Miller (86) falls while defending against Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) sends the puck past Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner (27) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) sends the puck past Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner (27) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Ovechkin collected his 800th career point and raised his league-leading total to 43 goals with a pair of power-play scores, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

Joel Ward and Eric Fehr also scored, and Braden Holtby made 36 saves for the Capitals, who won their fourth straight in their chase for one of the Eastern Conference's final playoff spots.

Ovechkin had the go-ahead goal and two assists in a 5-4 win at Florida on Thursday. It's his first season of 40-plus goals since collecting 40-plus in his first five seasons from 2005-06 to 2009-10.

Patrice Bergeron and Shawn Thornton had Boston's goals.