OREANDA-NEWS. Russian Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin has set a club record for points in 20 matches since the start of the season. This happened in the regular season game of the National Hockey League (NHL), in which the Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens with a big score (6:3).

The Russian forward made three assists in the match against Montreal. Now he has 33 (15+18) points in 20 games of the season. This is the best indicator in the history of the club. The 36-year-old hockey player has currently scored 1,352 points in 1,217 matches during his career in the NHL. According to the total number of points, Alexander took the 27th place in the NHL, equaling Guy Lefler.The Canadian has 1353 points in 1126 matches.

Earlier it was reported that the Washington Capitals striker scored a double and an assist in a match with the San Jose Sharks during the regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). This allowed the Russian to bring the total number of goals scored in his career to 744 and get closer to Wayne Gretzky's record, as well as bypass Pavel Datsyuk in the list of the best assistants.