Ovechkin scored 701 washer in a debut match of Kovalchuk for Washington

“Washington” in his debut match for the club’s Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk took “Winnipeg”. And already on the second minute of the game, “capitals” managed to open the scoring. The combination with the participation of Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov ended the scoring Alexander Ovechkin.

Photo: nastyashubskaya Ovechkin for the second time will be a father

For the captain of “Washington” this goal was the 43rd of the season, and he is caught up in the list of snipers of the leader of the “Toronto” of Oston Matthews. The leader on-former Czech David Pastrnak of “Boston” – 45 goals. Ovechkin’s goal was his 701st career in the regular Championships, and he came close to occupying the seventh place in League history Mike Gartner (708 goals) another step.

In the future, “Washington” managed to score two more goals and were leading 3:0, but to hold on for the win failed. Guests escaped defeat, and the fate of the match was decided in the penalty shootout, where everything is decided goal Ovechkin. Eagles during the match, made one assist, scoring two points.

Kovalchuk in the opening game could not gain points. He spent on the ice for 14 minutes 39 seconds, earned a utilization factor of “-2”, fired three shots and failed to implement the bullet.

And the road to 800 goals for Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) begins now… pic.twitter.com/2BaXPjXP01

— NHL (@NHL) February 26, 2020