#1 Alex Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin as of Wednesday April 5 has spent half his life as a Washington Capital. Now it’s more than half his life. Wednesday marked 6,857 days since Ovechkin was selected first overall by the Capitals in the 2004 NHL Draft, the same number of days old Ovechkin was on his defat day on June 26, 2004. On this day 19 years ago, the Capitals won the draft lottery to select Ovechkin.
Ovechkin scored three goals in Washington’s last game against the Canadiens on New Years Eve which marked his 30th career hat trick and his third against the Habs. His three career hat tricks against the Canadiens are tied for the most he has recorded against a single opponent with three hat trick games against the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators.
In 54 career games versus Montreal, Ovechkin has recorded 63 points with 37 goals and 26 assists. His 37 goals and 63 points against the Canadiens are the most among active players. He scored his 42nd goal of the season on March 25 at Pittsburgh.
Those are your top 3 players to watch tonight. You can catch the game at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.