OREANDA-NEWS. Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin scored an abandoned puck in a match with the Carolina Hurricanes during the regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Russian scored 37 points and beat Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid in the race of scorers.

The match between Carolina and Washington ended with a score of 2:4. Alexander Ovechkin (32nd minute), Alexey Protas (33rd), Dmitry Orlov (58th) and John Carlson (59th) scored goals for the guests. At the same time, Orlov also acted as an assistant in the episode with the abandoned puck of a compatriot. Jesperi Kotkaniemi (47th) and Nino Niederreiter (54th) scored for the hosts.

Thus, Ovechkin scored 19 goals in the season and scored 37 points, which allowed him to take second place in the goalscoring race. In it, he is second only to Edmonton's German forward Leon Dreisaitl (20 goals + 20 assists).