Ovechkin takes advantage of another dismal Canadiens performance to join a Habs legend

Published November 25, 2021 at 2:04 PM

Does anyone know what's going on with Alexander Ovechkin? The 36-year-old Russian is off to a great start this season with 33 points in only 20 games. Did the Caps captain take advice from good old Tom Brady? You have to wonder!

One of the things that must motivate "Ovi" is to break Wayne Gretzky's all-time goal scoring record. Last night, he didn't manage to score, but he did collect three assists. He joined Guy Lafleur as the 27th all-time leading scorer in NHL history with 1,353 points.

The Habs were never in the game as Washington took a 3-0 lead in the first period. Jake Evans was able to close the gap at the end of the first period, but it wasn't enough to rekindle the flame in the Habs, who were never able to get into the game.

The only good news in this game was that Cole Caufield finally scored his first goal of the season. The video replay was necessary to award the goal, as it had not been awarded on the ice.

After the game, Dominique Ducharme didn't spare his players who gave another sad performance: "Tonight, we had a line that performed well. In the situation we are in, we are a team that needs all 20 guys in uniform to have a good night. You can't have half of them be good or okay, and the other half not have a good game. We'll never have success like that," he said after the game.

The Montreal Canadiens leave Washington with a 6-3 loss and will head to Buffalo to face the Sabres on Friday night.
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