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Another Super Sunday for the Caps
(via the Caps)
The Caps have traditionally played a matinee on Super Bowl Sunday, and this year was no exception. Whether fans were out to simply enjoy a day of hockey or gear up for the sports world’s most coveted extravaganza, there was a lot of fun and action as the Caps hosted the Los Angeles Kings.
And speaking of super, the Washington Capitals organization and their fans celebrated yet another awesome milestone. Prior to the start of the game, Alex Ovechkin was honored for recording his 1,000 NHL point. The Capitals captain was joined on the ice by Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, president Dick Patrick and NHL senior vice president Jim Gregory, Ovechkin’s parents, Mikhail and Tatyana, and wife Nastya Shubskaya. As fans cheered, Ovechkin received a gold stick with his milestones engraved on the shaft and a special message from the team on the blade from the Caps organization and a commemorative Tiffany crystal from the National Hockey.
Ovechkin earned his 1,000th career point in his 880th NHL game on Jan. 11 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He became the second-fastest active player to reach 1,000 points (Jaromir Jagr: 763 games) and the 24th-fastest player to record 1,000 points in NHL history. He is the 37th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points with one franchise and his 545 career goals are the second-most through a player’s first 1,000 points (Brett Hull: 560) in NHL history. In addition, Ovechkin has earned 1,014 points (550 goals, 464 assists) in 890 career games with the Capitals. He ranks first in franchise history in points, goals, power-play goals (205), shots (4,425), game-winning goals (94), overtime goals (19), power-play points (394), multi-goal games (111) and multi-point games (291).
Congratulations Ovi! And congratulations Caps on another super duper shutout trouncing the Kings 5-0. Let’s Go Caps!
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 5, 2017