Sport Alex Ovechkin maintains scoring streak as the Capitals thrash Chicago

09:55  07 december  2017
09:55  07 december  2017 Source:   Press Association

Alex Ovechkin adds to NHL goals tally as Washington win against San Jose

  Alex Ovechkin adds to NHL goals tally as Washington win against San Jose Alex Ovechkin has continued to move up the table for most NHL goals after helping the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks.Alex Ovechkin has continued to move up the table for most NHL goals after helping the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alex Ovechkin scored his 218th power-play goal and the Washington Capitals continued their dominance of Sergei Bobrovsky in a 4-3 victory over the Metropolitan Division-leading Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said Alex Ovechkin often responds to slumps with hot streaks , but ‘we need him to win, plain and simple.’ If he maintains his current pace, he could finish with one of the least productive seasons of his high- scoring career. Ovechkin ’s chances of winning a fifth straight

Alex Ovechkin (centre) celebrates his goal with Nicklas Backstrom and Matt Niskanen (AP): Blackhawks Capitals Hockey © AP/PA photowire service Blackhawks Capitals Hockey

The Washington Capitals hit three without reply in the first period and went on to score three more in a 6-2 demolition of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Alex Ovechkin scored for the eighth time in seven games 15:22 into the first period after Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom had already given the home side a strong advantage.

Ovechkin also assisted two of the Capitals goals - Brett Connolly scoring on the powerplay deep in the second period and Evgeny Kuznetsov halfway through the third.

Wilson rounded off the win - the Capitals' 17th of the season - with a shorthanded empty netter with two minutes left to play.

Malcolm Subban inspires Vegas Golden Knights to victory over Nashville Predators

  Malcolm Subban inspires Vegas Golden Knights to victory over Nashville Predators Malcolm Subban helped the Vegas Golden Knights to victory over the Nashville Predators, saving six shoot-out goals in the 4-3 win on Friday night. The goaltender made 41 saves across the game, which was his first clash against brother PK Subban.Erik Haula forced the shoot-out, tying the game with 40 seconds on the clock in the third period.Reilly Smith was the only player to find the back of the net during the shootout to add to William Karlsson, James Neal and Haula's goals in regulation, giving the Golden Knights three wins in a row.

Alex Ovechkin is on a historic scoring pace to start the 2017-18 NHL season, racking up nine goals in the first five games of the season for the Capitals . After a disappointing 2016-17 season, Alex Ovechkin is scoring with a vengeance.

Washington Capitals ’ left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring his fourth goal of the game Chicago ’s Corey Crawford stopped 32 shots. Flyers 3, Ducks 2 (OT): Wayne Simmonds scored at Pouille wraps up 10th Davis Cup title for France. November 26, 2017. Lyon thrashes sorry Nice to go

It was a tighter affair in Toronto, where the Maple Leafs needed a shootout to beat the Calgary Flames.

Mark Giordano put the flames ahead with a powerplay goal on 10:37, but Morgan Rielly's snapshot drew the sides level towards the end of the second.

The Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen made 47 saves, including one in the shootout with William Nylander scoring the winning goal.

The Anaheim Ducks saw off the Ottawa Senators 3-0 with Adam Henrique scoring a brace, while the Philadelphia Flyers condemned another Canadian side to defeat, beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2.

James helps Cavaliers down Hawks on return to action .
LeBron James returned to the court after his first ejection in 1,082 career games on Tuesday to score 24 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 121-114. James had 12 assists and grabbed six rebounds while team-mate Kevin Love scored 25 points and took 16 rebounds as Cleveland extended their winning streak to 10 games.After being sent to the locker room for the first time in his 15-year career following an exchange with a referee during their 108-97 victory over Miami, the Cavaliers' talisman avoided having another serious bust-up on Thursday and scored a double-double instead.

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