Washington Capitals’ Russian forward and captain Alexander Ovechkin could not be effective in the match against the Los Angeles Kings in the regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The match took place in Los Angeles on the night of November 30 and resulted in a 2:1 victory for the capital. Anthony Mantha and Connor McMichael scored for the winners. Ovechkin left the field scoreless for the fourth consecutive game.
Artur Kaliev scored the Kings’ only goal.
The match with the Los Angeles Kings was Ovechkin’s 1366th game in the NHL regular championship in his entire career. According to this indicator, he placed by far the 50th in the history of the league, surpassing the result of Eric Staal (1365), who is currently without a team, but has not yet officially retired. The record for games played in the NHL belongs to Patrick Marleau (1,779).
Ovechkin played 19 games in the NHL this season and recorded 5 goals and 7 assists.
The difference between the Russian player who scored the most goals in the league and Wayne Gretzky is now 67 goals. In third place is Gordie Howe, who scored 801 goals during his NHL career.
Previously Panarin Established New York Rangers club record.
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