It’s time to tip your cap to a superstar tonight as Alex Kovalev became the 76th player in NHL history to earn 1,000 points in his career. In the first period, Kovalev put home a rebound of a tipped Sergei Gonchar shot for a first period goal. The fans in Ottawa saluted Kovalev with a standing ovation for his efforts. Rooting guys on for reaching the 1,000 points is something they’ve gotten used to in Canada’s capital city as lifetime Senator Daniel Alfredsson got his 1,000th point earlier this season.
Kovalev is the third Russian player to reach the milestone joining Alexander Mogilny and Sergei Fedorov. The always talented and sometimes frustrating superstar has also played for the Rangers, Canadiens, Penguins in his career and saw his greatest accomplishment with the Rangers as a young forward on their 1994 Stanley Cup championship team.
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This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.