Ovechkin Named NHL's 'Third Star' of the Week
THIRD STAR – ALEX OVECHKIN, LW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
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.