Washington beat Anaheim Ducks in NHL match, Alexander Ovechkin updated personal best
Russian Washington Capitals forward Alexander scored an assistant double in the National Hockey League (NHL) regular season home match against Anaheim Ducks. This is reported by CapitalsPR on Twitter.
The 36-year-old Russian striker scored 40th and 41st points (20 goals plus 21 assists) in the 26th game of the current season. Thus, Ovechkin broke his personal record for the speed of gaining 40 points, which he set in the 2009/2010 season in the 28th match.
The game took place in Washington at the Capital One Arena stadium. The meeting ended with the hosts winning in shootouts – 4: 3.
During his NHL career, Ovechkin took part in 1223 matches, in which he recorded 750 goals and gave 610 assists. This season, the hockey player has scored 20 goals in 26 games.
Ovechkin has been playing in the NHL since 2005. As part of Washington, the hockey player won the Stanley Cup in the 2017/2018 season.