Recorded GDG Jan. 28 vs. Tor. & Oct. 30 vs. Wpg...Scored 2nd shorthanded goal of season & added an assist for 2nd career multi-pt. game Jan. 19 at SJ...Missed six games Dec. 29-Jan. 8 (ill)...Also missed three games Dec. 19-23 (groin)...Appeared in 12 straight Oct. 24-Nov. 15...Scored first goal of season/second career SHG Oct. 28 at Pit...Made season debut/posted 1a Oct. 24 vs. Dal...DND in six straight Oct. 9-21...2013-14: Appeared in 27 games with New Jersey; spent entire year with NJ for first time during four-season North American career Played in season-high six straight contests Nov. 23-Dec. 2; stretch included his 100th career NHL game Nov. 27 vs. Car...Scored lone goal of season/first career shorthanded goal Mar. 31 vs. Fla...Recorded first point of season with assist Dec. 23 at Chi.; made season-debut Oct. 11 at Cgy Missed last 5 games of season Apr. 5-13 with lower body injury suffered April 4; also missed six contests Jan. 4-14 (ill)...Was a healthy scratch on 44 occasions.
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals