Ovechkin scored two power-play goals on six shots while adding three hits, a blocked shot and a minus-1 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers. He found twine behind Henrik Lundqvist twice in the second period, giving Ovechkin six goals and nine points in six games -- a stunning start to the season, even for one of the greatest snipers in NHL history. A large part of that production has been fueled by an unsustainable amount of ice time with the man advantage, however, as due to some undisciplined play by the opposition, Ovie is averaging more than six minutes of PP time a game so far.
Ovechkin scored two goals on seven shots while adding two hits, a blocked shot and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights. The 33-year-old is off to another flying start, lighting the lamp four times in three games and scoring five points in total. Ovechkin may not be quite the sniper he was a decade ago, although he's still among the NHL's elite, but with Evgeny Kuznetsov seemingly on his way to superstardom alongside him, the Capitals' captain could actually see his fantasy value rise a notch this season.
Ovechkin delivered a goal and an assist on the power play in Wednesday's 7-0 dismantling of the visiting Bruins. The 2018 Conn Smythe Trophy winner inflicted all of his damage on the Bruins in the second period. Ovechkin totaled 16:27 of ice time with 4:24 on the man advantage. In typical Great Eight fashion, he was able to light the lamp, despite taking only two power-play shots in the commanding win. With the monkey off his back having finally won a Stanley Cup, it wouldn't be surprising to see Ovechkin play a more relaxed brand of hockey in his 14th season with the Capitals.
Ovechkin scored two goals (one on the power play) in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Hurricanes in preseason action. The 33-year-old is rounding into form with the regular season fast approaching. Ovie fell just short of another 50-goal campaign last year, and with a Stanley Cup win scratched off his hockey bucket list, his next target might be to continue his climb up the NHL's all-time scoring list -- he's only three goals back of the legendary Bobby Hull, and exactly 50 more would leap him into 13th place, one ahead of Brendan Shanahan.
Ovechkin notched an assist and three shots on goal during Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Blues. It was Ovechkin's second assist and third point of the preseason, but it was his first at even strength, although it was 4-on-4. The Russian winger also predictably paced forwards with 20:32 of ice time. Ovechkin should be targeted near the top of fantasy drafts yet again.
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