Russian forward Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals had two assists in the US National Hockey League (NHL) regular season game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and became the club record holder for points in the first games of the season. That's according to information posted on the league website on December 10.

The 36-year-old has scored 43 points (21+22) so far this season. In doing so, the Washington Capitals lost to the team from Pittsburgh by a score of 2-4. "Washington is fourth in the standings, while Pittsburgh is seventh.

Edmonton forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Dreisaitl remain the leaders of the 2021/22 season's top scorers table. Both players have 45 points each. Ovechkin has 43.

As Sport-Express specifies, Rangers forward Artemiy Panarin caught up with Steven Stamkos and Kirill Kaprizov in points thanks to a goal in the game against Buffalo. These hockey players have 32 points each.

On December 4, Ovechkin scored his 750th NHL goal and 20th of the season. "The Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1.

The NHL regular season game between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes on November 28 was Ovechkin's 1,219th in the league. He is now 107th in the NHL, tied with former Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks forward Erik Nesterenko.