2014-15: Has 2-7=9 totals in 7 of his last 9 games, including a career-best 5-game assist streak from 1/7-15 (0-7=7) and single goals each 1/21 at COL and 1/29 at NYI ... Has 4-8=12 totals in 10 of his last 13 games w/5-9=14 totals in his last 17 games ... Matched his previous career-high for assists and points in a game w/1-2=3 totals 10/21 vs SJ ... Played his 100th NHL game 11/22 vs MTL ... Multi-pt gms: 3 Fighting Majors: 1 ... Inj: 4 ... Shootout: 1/3
Tm Rec in Lineup: 22-16-7 ... Out: 4-0-0 ... w/G: 4-3-3 ... w/A: 9-2-1 ... w/Pt: 12-5-4 ... PP Pts: 1-5=7 ... GW Pts: 0-2=2
Fun Fact: Signed to a one-year contract on Sept. 29, 2014 ... Missed his 1st career games to injury earlier this season, as his previous 9 NHL games missed were all as a healthy scratch ... 6 of his 10 goals have come vs. Western Conference opponents
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