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It was just another game and another franchise record for Alex Ovechkin Wednesday night. Ovechkin recorded three assists in the Capitals 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, marking his 16th career three-assist game and first since February 15, 2018 at Minnesota.
Ovechkin’s three assists gives him 33 points on the season, the most points in Capitals franchise history after the first 20 games of a season.
Alex Ovechkin’s 31 points are the most in Capitals history through the teams first 20 games of a season#ALLCAPS
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) November 25, 2021
The first assist came on John Carlson’s first period marker, picking up the secondary helper on the play. His second assist came on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s second period tally, also a secondary helper. The final assist came on a beautiful pass to Tom Wilson in the third period, with Ovechkin picking up the primary helper on the play.
Tom Wilson slides home the gorgeous pass across from Alex Ovechkin, 5-2 Washington!#ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/vnrzGidLuh
— Hockey Daily 365 (@HockeyDaily365) November 25, 2021
With his three assists against Montreal, Ovechkin tied Guy Lafleur (1,353) for the 27th-most points in NHL history. It was his 384th career multi-point game, one shy of tying Jari Kurri (385) for the 21st-most multi-point games in NHL history.
The team will hold a family practice on Thursday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, which will be closed to the public. The Capitals are back in action on Friday when they host the league’s number one team, the Florida Panthers at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for just after 5: 00 PM.
By Jon Sorensen