To the Nines and Climbing! : John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin Extend Points Streaks to Nine Games, Continue to Climb Record Books in Game Against Oilers

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Heading into Thursday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, Capitals defenseman John Carlson had already etched his name into the NHL record books in the team’s previous game against the Calgary Flames while extending his points streak to eight games, with the same being said for captain Alex Ovechkin. However, the two top guns extended their streaks to a ninth game on a goal against the Oilers.

Carlson recorded his 21st point of the season and in the month of October on a goal by Ovechkin at the 6:27 mark of the second period against the Oilers. The assist was Carlson’s 16th of the season and 21st point of the season. Carlson has recorded points in all but one game for the Caps this season. With the assist and 21st point in the month of October, Carlson has tied Brian Leetch and and Paul Coffey for the second-most points by a blueliner in the month of October, with only Al MacInnis having recorded more points in the month of October (25). Coffey and Bobby Orr are the only two rearguards to have more points in the first 12 games of a season.

The goal was Ovechkin’s eighth of the 2019-20 season and his 13th point of the season and extended his points streak to nine games.

Ovechkin also scored a power play goal in the same period, his ninth of the season and 250th career goal on the man-advantage. He becomes just the fourth player in the league’s history to reach the mark, and his goal puts him two goals shy of passing Luc Robitaille for the 12th-most goals in NHL history. With the power play goal on the road, Ovechkin now holds the record for most power play tallies as a visitor, passing Hall of Famer Brett Hull. Ovechkin also passes Hull for most multi-goal games (134) before the age of 35, with only Wayne Gretzky (182) and Mario Lemieux (142) ahead of him on the list. Additionally, he passes Marcel Dionne’s 665 career goals for the third-most within a player’s first 15 seasons in the league.

The goal put the Capitals ahead 3-1 over the Oilers through two periods of play.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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