Ovechkin set a new record for the number of NHL games among Russians

Ovechkin surpassed Kovalev and set a new record for the number of NHL games among Russians

MOSCOW, Jan 9 – Russian striker “Washington Capitals” Alexander Ovechkin set a new record among Russians for the number of games played in a career in the regular championships of the National Hockey League (NHL).
“Washington” in their arena meets with “Columbus Blue Jackets” in the championship of the NHL. Ovechkin takes part in the match. For the 37-year-old Russian, this game was the 1317th in his career in the NHL. By this measure, Ovechkin surpassed Alexei Kovalev and took the clear first place in the number of appearances among all Russians in the entire history of the league.
Kovalev has 1029 points (430 goals and 599 assists) in 1316 matches. Ovechkin before the meeting with “Columbus” reached the mark of 1458 points (809 + 649).

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