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Ovechkin turns back the clock with Caps
Alex Ovechkin has been on a roll for the Washington Capitals as he continues his chase in the NHL goals list. His success has been on display for the Caps and they are cruising well in the 2022 season with a strong pursuit for the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well.
While he is already past his prime, Alex continues to put his top game for the Caps. His passion and love for the game has put him as one of the best scorers in NHL history. In 17 seasons, Alex has nailed more than 700 goals, and he is not done yet.
The Caps’ lead star has downplayed his pursuit of more goals in the league. He just said that he has a drive to defy the odds and show that he can still score even at an age where most NHL players start to think about moving on from the game.
Before he was held without a point in their 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Alex has scored at least one point in each of the first eight games of the season, going with nine goals and six dimes. That tied the Caps’ record for the longest point streak to start a season. The last feat done in the team was by Alex at the age of 20 - when he was just a rookie.
Alex's success over the years has been a win for the Caps as well. Even Dallas Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill had a lot of praise for his classic game.
‘He looks younger, I think. I don't know how that's possible’, the Red Wings coach said. ‘He plays with such vigor and energy. It's pretty cool to watch, as long as you're not on the bench coaching against him, how excited he still gets to score. I think it's awesome’.
Alex does not need the Fountain of Youth to energize his game, but his form shows how he continues to improve in his games as he keeps on scoring for the Caps. He is primed to keep the chase alive and that proves his point as one of the best players to ever play in the NHL even at the age of 36.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores