Ovechkin ended the 2019-20 regular season with 48 goals and 67 points in 68 games. Ovechkin and Boston's David Pastrnak both finished with 48 goals and will share the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy for the season goal-scoring title. The 34-year-old is one of the greatest goal-scorers of all time with 706 career strikes on his resume, and though he was below a point-per-game pace and accumulated a paltry minus-12 rating, he should once again be one of the first wingers off the board when fantasy play resumes for the 2020-21 season.
Ovechkin and the Capitals learned Thursday the NHL announced that the 2019-20 season has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released Thursday, commissioner Gary Bettman said "In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019-20 season beginning with tonight's games." Bettman went on to say "Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup. Until then, we thank NHL fans for your patience and hope you stay healthy."
Ovechkin scored a goal and added an assist with six shots in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo. Ovechkin scored a nifty goal off an offensive-zone faceoff to get the Capitals on the board early in the second period. He also drew the primary helper on Dmitry Orlov's game-tying goal just under 10 minutes later. The Washington captain has five goals in his last five games and needs to light the lamp two more times for his ninth 50-goal campaign.
Ovechkin scored twice on five shots in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Rangers. Both of Ovechkin's tallies came in the third period, and the second goal tied the game with 43 seconds left. Ovechkin grabbing a share of the league goals lead with his 47th would be the top story of the game most of the time, but this night belonged to New York's Mika Zibanejad, who three-upped Ovechkin with a five-goal performance.
Ovechkin scored a pair of goals and dished an assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Wild. The first of Ovechkin's two tallies came on the power play. The Russian winger is up to 45 goals, 63 points, 298 shots and 170 hits through 64 games this season. He's on pace to reach 50 scores for the ninth time in his career despite a somewhat diminished overall stat line.
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