Ovechkin reaches 1,000 points, Canadiens score seven in win over Jets
Alex Ovechkin reached a milestone in the Washington Capitals' win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, while the Montreal Canadiens had no trouble scoring against the Winnipeg Jets.
Capitals captain and icon Ovechkin scored his 1,000th point as Washington defeated reigning NHL Stanley Cup champions the Penguins 5-2 on Wednesday.
The Canadiens used seven goals to defeat the Jets 7-4.
Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers and the Calgary Flames won.
OVECHKIN STAR OF SHOW
With 35 seconds played, Ovechkin scored to become the 84th player in NHL history to join the 1,000-point club.
The goal was vintage Ovechkin as the dynamic winger crossed the blue line, deked across the right circle and released his lethal snap shot over the left shoulder of Marc-Andre Fleury.
Ovechkin, in his 12th NHL season, reached the milestone in his 880th game. His 1,000 points rank seventh among active players.
The 31-year-old finished the game with 1,001 points.
DANAULT, LEHKONEN LEAD CANADIENS
Phillip Danault and Artturi Lehkonen scored two goals apiece in Montreal's victory at the Jets.
Sven Andrighetto and Brian Flynn and Tomas Plekanec also scored, while Al Montoya stopped 23 shots.
OVECHKIN POSTS MILESTONE POINT
Ovi wasted no time picking up career point #1,000. pic.twitter.com/LZNzV9qIen-- NHL (@NHL) January 12, 2017
PANTHERS, FLAMES TRIUMPH
The Panthers were 2-1 winners over the Islanders, while the Flames trumped the San Jose Sharks 3-2.
PENGUINS GO AGAIN
After their streak came to an end, the Penguins travel to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. The Canadiens face the Minnesota Wild, the Vancouver Canucks meet the Philadelphia Flyers and the Los Angeles Kings take on the St Louis Blues.