Ovechkin netted a goal on the man advantage, plus he delivered five hits in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Jets. Ovechkin had plenty of real estate on the ice while working on the point during the power play and once again made it look easy, accepting a pass from John Carlson and flicking the puck high into the net. Interestingly enough, it was only his second power-play goal of the season, as 85 percent of his points have come at even strength thus far in 2015-16.
Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-3 blowout over Colorado Ovechkin added four shots and a hit in the contest, bringing him to ten goals, 19 points, and a plus-11 on the season. Very much in the hunt for a sixth Rocket Richard Trophy, Ovechkin continues to be a multi-category stud.
Ovechkin snapped his four-game point drought with a goal in Thursday's loss to Dallas, giving him sole possession of the most career goals (484) by a Russian-born player. Finally, almost two weeks and 26 shots after his last goal, Ovechkin found twine and snapped his tie with Sergei Federov. He may have been gripping the stick a little too tightly for a bit there, but now that he's over it, expect the points to start pouring in again. At just 30 years old, Ovechkin's on track to make his way into the top 20 all-time goal scorers within the next three years, with an eye on finishing his career in the top five.
Ovechkin had no points and just two shots despite the Capitals putting up five goals in Thursday's win over the Flyers, leaving him in a tie with Sergei Fedorov for the most goals by a Russian-born player. On the bright side, he did go plus-1. It's nice that Ovechkin doesn't want to take the sheen off Fedorov's recent Hall of Fame induction by breaking his record right afterward, but Ovie's fantasy owners would surely like to see him break through sooner rather than later. Nonetheless, he's had an elite season up until these last two scoreless games, and at just 30 years old, Ovechkin will most likely eventually leave Fedorov hundreds of goals behind.
Ovechkin fired 15 shots on goal Tuesday night against the Red Wings, though he was unable to pass Sergei Federov for the most career goals scored by a Russian-born NHL player. Ovechkin accounted for nearly 40 percent of the Capitals' shots in the contest, but Wings goalie Petr Mrazek put up a wall and recorded his first shutout of the season. It's obvious Ovi is hungry for that gaudy record, and he'll have another chance to secure it Thursday against the Flyers.
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