Ovechkin scored a goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Panthers.
Ovechkin's second goal of the season broke a 2-2 tie in the third period and ended up being the game winner. He's off to a fine start on a line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie.
Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and dished an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Colorado.
The man-advantage tally was classic Ovie -- a cannon from the left circle. He'd gone without a point in the first two games, but you're not gonna keep the NHL's top sniper down for long. Now that he's off the schneid, the Russian superstar can be expected to start pouring it in as he chases his fourth straight 50-goal season.
Ovechkin scored a goal with the man advantage late in the second period and added an assist in the third period Sunday against the Islanders in a 4-0 win.
Ovechkin played just 16:42, well below his career average and certainly well below what he will be averaging during the regular season. However, he made good use of his limited time, scoring two points with four shots on goal. The reigning Rocket Richard Trophy winner didn't have a good showing at the World Cup, but that's more a symptom of Team Russia's recent struggles rather than an indictment of his play. He is an elite fantasy talent and a top-five pick in fantasy leagues, no matter the format.
Ovechkin earned the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy on Wednesday, NHL.com reports.
This hardware piece is given to the NHL's scoring leader from each regular-season campaign. Ovi notched exactly 50 goals in 2015-16, marking the fourth consecutive year -- and the sixth time in his career -- that he's been tops in the league in that category.
Ending the postseason with 12 points (Ovie's second-best mark of his career in the playoffs), the star Russian was unable to carry his team to a Game 7 with a shot at the Eastern Conference Finals. Ovechkin has now failed to reach that stage in the playoffs in 11 seasons with the Caps, which naturally puts a question mark over the head of the 2004 No. 1 pick. Still, the 30-year-old finished the regular season with his seventh 50-goal campaign and he'll come in hungry for redemption next year.