Los Angeles (21-21-7) at Washington (33-15-4), 7:00 p.m. EST
WASHINGTON (Ticker) — Alex Ovechkin has his fair share of
accomplishments in the NHL, and the reigning Hart Trophy winner
is on the verge of achieving another goal.
Ovechkin will be seeking his 200th career goal as the Washington
Capitals aim for their fourth straight victory when they host
the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
The 23-year-old All-Star has also netted the most goals of any
player in the NHL since 2005-06. Atlanta Thrashers captain Ilya
Kovalchuk is second with 167.
The superstar failed to scored the goal needed to reach the
milestone in Washington’s 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils
on Tuesday, but he did notch two assists to push his points
total to 67.
Los Angeles, which is one of only two teams (along with the San
Jose Sharks) to have held Ovechkin goal-less in his career, is
coming off a 1-0 triumph over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.
Rookie netminder Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to secure his
third shutout of the season and the Kings bounced back from a
4-3 setback to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.