Ovi, Backie and others speak to media after the game.
Ovechkin, meanwhile, moved one goal behind Marian Gaborik for the NHL lead, despite missing eight games because of injury and suspension. The two-time MVP is also just four points behind Joe Thornton in the points race.
Ovechkin already leads the league in plus minus at plus-21.
"We understand each other a lot and you can see how we control the puck in the offensive zone and we feel pretty good and nobody can stop us," Ovechkin said of the top line's performance tonight.
- Ovechkin's third straight 3 point night
- That's Alex Ovechkin's first goal against Martin Brodeur since 12/28/05, his third vs. Brodeur in his career.
- Ovi post-suspension: 7g-10a in 9 GP, 2 PIMHockeyReference.com:
- Ovi has 1946 shots thru 4.5 seasons. No other player has had that many in his first 6 seasons.
1. Alex Ovechkin (after yesterday's game) - 1951 shots on goal
2. Wayne Greatzky - 1944
3. Marcel Dionne - 1915
The 41st game of the season, which will mark 4.5 seasons will be on January 2nd, 2010, vs. LA Kings, 3 more games to go. Ovi will end up with something like 1965 shots on goal for 4.5 seasons.
When you beat any kind of Gretzky's record, it is something.