Alex Ovechkin Stats
- Height / Weight
- 75 / 238 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/17/1985 (38)
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin had his 419th career multi-point game when he finished Sunday's 3-1 win over San Jose with two assists. The winless Sharks came close to a surprising victory, but Washington was able to turn the game around with a three-goal period in the final frame, with Ovechkin assisting Tom Wilson on the game-winning goal and Evgeny Kuznetsov on an empty-net goal. Ovechkin had a rough start to the season and couldn't even get any shots on goal in back-to-back games for the first time in his career in the first few outings, but he has heated up with a six-game point streak. The veteran superstar is still slumping in front of goal, having lit the lamp just twice with 37 shots, but he is now averaging a point per game through eight appearances.
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin scored in a second consecutive game and tallied an assist as the team beat New Jersey 6-4 on Wednesday. Ovechkin, who played in his 1,500th career game, helped Dylan Strome on the score sheet in the first period and capped off the team's win with an empty-net goal. It's been a slow start to the season from Ovechkin, but he has started to heat up with a four-game point streak. With six games played, the veteran star has notched five total points, scoring two goals with 27 shots. Ovechkin's career shooting percentage is nearly two times better than his current strike rate, so he should hit another level soon.
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin finally celebrated his first point of 2023-24 on Wednesday, tallying an assist on the team's lone marker in a 6-1 defeat against Ottawa. The Capitals captain combined with Tom Wilson to help John Carlson on the scoreboard late in the first period. Ovechkin himself couldn't score for a third straight contest to start the year, and he didn't even register a single shot on goal for a second consecutive game. It's the first time in his career he's finished without a shot on target in back-to-back games. It's been a tough start for Ovechkin and the Capitals in general, as the team has suffered two heavy defeats while sneaking one shootout victory. The Great Eight will hope to avoid matching his longest goal drought to start a season Saturday in Montreal.
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin is expecting life to be different under new head coach Spencer Carbery, but he is "happy" with the hiring. "We already knew him, we have a great relationship," Ovechkin told Russian newspaper Sport-Express, according to NHL.com. "I was happy with this hiring because he knows me, and he knows many of the guys on our team who had previously played in Hershey. I don't think we should expect any problems." After the Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014, big changes could be coming. "The coaching staff has changed by 90 percent," Ovechkin added. "Our power play will be different, perhaps the penalty kill and the system as a whole, too. The first month of training camp will be very important in that regard." Ovechkin will continue to chase Wayne Gretzky's goals record in 2023-24. He's sitting on 822 markers, 72 goals behind the Great One.