Alex Ovechkin scored twice to reach 600 goals and Evgeny Kuznetsov had the overtime winner as the Washington Capitals returned to first place by beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday.
With two goals Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets, the Caps’ winger hit the 600-career-goal mark, placing him among only 19 other hockey greats.
The Blue Jackets scored four times in the opening period and went on to beat the Capitals 5-1. One of the goals in that flurry came from Mark Letestu, who was acquired in a trade Sunday.
As he stepped on the ice Monday in Columbus, Ohio, Alex Ovechkin broke the Caps’ all-time games played mark.
The Washington star was the only player the break the century mark, coming on his second and final try. Ovechkin’s first attempt went 98.8 mph.
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Alex Ovechkin is quickly climbing the list of all-time hat trick leaders, but the NHL’s premier goal scorer of the 21st century is unlikely to ever top that list because of the era he plays in.
Not since 1917 has four different NHL players scored at least three goals in his season opener. Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Wayne Simmonds and Brandon Saad each recorded a hat trick during the first two nights of the season.
Outside the Capital One Arena, a street hockey game between teams of some special hockey players got a surprise from superstar Alex Ovechkin, who left practice early to join the players for a few games on the asphalt. The players all suffer from developmental disabilities, but that doesn’t keep them from the game they love.
Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, married last year to model Nastya Shubskaya, celebrated Saturday as the couple held a reception that had us all wishing we had been invited.
Late-night legend David Letterman made an appearance at the Verizon Center Thursday night to cheer on fellow alum Alex Ovechkin as the Capitals faced the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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It is an annual tradition for Washington Capitals players to work with members of the nation’s oldest minority youth hockey club, the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club.
A day after recording his 50th goal of the season, Alex Ovechkin officially locked up another goal-scoring title as the NHL regular season concluded Sunday.
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