August 14, 2022

CAPS: Alex Ovechkin Named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin has been named the NHL’s ‘Third Star’ for the week ending March 25. Congratulations Ovi!

Alex Ovechkin during warmups at Verizon Center (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

For inquiring minds….The First and Second Stars were awarded to Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.

Ovechkin information included in press release: Ovechkin led the League with six goals and added one assist as the Capitals (38-30-8, 84 points) earned six out of a possible eight points to maintain the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. He recorded two goals in a 5-3 victory at the Detroit Red Wings March 19, scored 26 seconds into a 2-1 shootout loss at the Philadelphia Flyers March 22, tallied two goals in a 4-3 overtime loss against the Winnipeg Jets March 23 and finished the week with a goal and an assist in a 3-0 victory against the Minnesota Wild March 25. The two-time Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy winner is tied for fourth in the NHL with 36 goals in 72 games and has scored in five straight contests dating to March 18 (seven total goals). Ovechkin has 10 goals in March, the 12th time in his career that he has reached double-figures in one calendar month.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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