Alex Ovechkin recorded two assists against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night, marking his ninth multi-point game in 15 games played so far this season. With the two assists, Ovechkin tied Pavel Datsyuk (604) for the fourth-most assists by a Russian-born player.
Ovechkin is now just 15 assists begind Sergei Zubov (619) for third on the all-time list. He needs 76 assists to tie Evgeni Malkin (680) for second and 92 assists to tie Sergei Fedorov (696).
The two assists also marked Ovechkin’s 382nd career multi-point game, tying him with Brett Hull and Teemu Selanne for the 22nd-most multi-point games in NHL history.
The Capitals are back in action Tuesday night when they face the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Puck drop is set for 10:00 PM eastern time.
By Jon Sorensen