Athletistic/Hockey. Washington captain Alexander Ovechkin scored two goals in the match against Winnipeg (3:0). He has scored eight goals in his last five games. During the current regular season, Ovechkin played 67 matches, scoring 26 goals and giving 32 assists, with an average rating of -18.

According to NHL Network projections, Ovechkin will finish the current regular season with 31 goals. Since the All-Star break, he has improved his scoring significantly. In the first 43 matches of the season, the Russian scored only eight goals. Since January 27, Ovechkin has scored 18 goals in 24 games. He reduced the gap with the leader of the list of best snipers in the NHL, Canadian Wayne Gretzky, to 46 goals.

Before the end of the regular season, Washington still has 12 games to play.