Alex Ovechkin continues to personal 2018.
The 14-year veteran prolonged his level streak to a career-high 14 video games within the Washington Capitals’ Four-Three shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday evening.
Ovechkin scored throughout a Four-on-Four when he unleashed a slap shot previous Sabres goalie Carter Hutton’s glove to tie the sport Three-Three within the second interval.
The aim was Ovechkin’s seventh in a three-game span after he scored hat tips within the Capitals’ final two video games. Had he scored two extra targets Saturday evening, Ovechkin would have been the primary participant in NHL historical past to attain a hat trick in three straight video games.
The three-time Hart Trophy winner has 29 targets for the season, placing him one shy from reaching 30 targets for the 14th straight yr. He has 17 targets and 23 factors over his 14-game level streak and has at the very least one aim in six consecutive video games (10 targets whole), which can be a profession excessive.
Ovechkin additionally scored the deciding aim within the shootout, going five-hole on Hutton. Capitals goalie Pheonix Copley stopped Jason Pominville to seal Washington’s victory.
Ovechkin shootout aim and Copley save and Capitals Win—The wheels of the yr wagon are greased proper now… Sabres deliver that effort each evening and they’re going to make the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/8SXGQ9pxAs
— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) December 16, 2018
The win provides the defending Stanley Cup champs a five-game profitable streak. They sit atop the Metropolitan Division with 43 factors.
Ovechkin renews his rivalry with Sidney Crosby when the Pittsburgh Penguins journey to the nation’s capital on Wednesday. The Capitals and Sabres meet once more in D.C. on Friday.