26th goal, which is GWG and the first Ovi's PP goal at home since March of last year. Wow.
Really, do you remember when Backstrom last time has set up Ovi for a goal? I don't. Just the opposite, Backie's last goal was on awesome Ovechkin's pass from behind the net. Look, we know that Backstrom has a sub-par year, but there's something about respect as well. Tonight Ovi got it from Arnold and Johansson.
Keep Nicky off Ovechkin's line until he'll change. Caps beat Edmonton 5:0.
Quote of the day:
"If Obama was smart, he'd get Ovechkin in his cabinet."
2 goals, 1 assist, +1, total ice time 18:39, 17 shifts, average 01:05, PP 06:12, even 12:26, 5 shots on goal, 2 attempts blocked, 1 missed, 1 hit, 2 giveaways, 2 takeaways
Ovechkin scored his 10th game-winning goal and leads the NHL in that category.
WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist to reach 601 career points, and the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-0 Wednesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.
Ovechkin passed Michal Pivonka to gain sole possession of third place on the team's career points chart. Only Peter Bondra (825) and Mike Gartner (789) have more points in a Washington uniform than Ovechkin, now in his sixth NHL season.
Ovechkin, Fehr, Holtby, Johansson talk after the win over Edmonton