OREANDA-NEWS   Alexander Ovechkin is recognized as the first star of the NHL regular season match against the San Jose Sharks. Today Ovechkin is the captain of the Washington Capitals.

The meeting was held at the Sharks venue on the night of March 5 and ended with the victory of the capital club with a score of 8:3. Ovechkin scored two goals and made an assist.

The top three players of the match also included Ovechkin's teammates forward Nicolas Oba-Kubel and defender Matt Irwin.

At the moment, Ovechkin has 815 goals in his career in the NHL, he ranks second in the list of the best snipers in the history of the league, second only to Wayne Gretzky (894).