Ovechkin, Capitals look to end skid on road

Washington (13-7-3) at Columbus (9-10-3), 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) — Despite their impressive overall
record, the Washington Capitals have struggled on the road.
Alex Ovechkin is just the player to help them get back to their
winning ways.

The reigning Hart Trophy winner, Ovechkin looks to extended his
10-game points streak and help the Capitals end a three-game
skid on the road when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on

Ovechkin enters with a 10-game point streak after scoring in a
3-0 home win over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday. After
recording eight points in the season’s first 11 contests, the
Russian superstar has 11 goals and 11 assists during his current

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He also has a goal and two assists during the Capitals’ skid on
the road, one that saw them outscored, 16-7, by the Los Angeles
Kings, San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild.

Hoping to extend its overall two-game win streak, Washington is
17-1-1 in its last 10 games – including last season – when
Ovechkin scores.

The Blue Jackets have dropped two straight and four of five.
They are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on
Friday and a 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes two nights earlier.

Captain Rick Nash has been held off the scoresheet in two
straight contests after posting a five-game points streak.