The Los Angeles Kings are offering discounted tickets to celebrate Russian heritage at the Staples Center on March 8 vs. the Washington Capitals. It is fitting that the Kings opponent is the Washington Capitals as the face of the Capitals franchise is the great Russian Alexander Ovechkin, the six-time Rocket Richard Trophy winner and three-time Hart Trophy winner.
What makes Ovechkin so prolific on the ice is his frequency in taking shots. In 10 of the last 12 years, Ovechkin has led the National Hockey League in shots on goal. In 2008-09, he had a career high 528 shots. On two other occasions, Ovechkin has reached over 400 shots. Once again in 2017-18, Ovechkin leads the NHL in shots on goal as he has 276.
In 2017-18, Ovechkin also leads the Capitals with 39 goals and 71 points. However Ovechkin is not the only Capitals player from Russia who has been productive this season. Evgeny Kuznetsov leads the Kings in assists with 42 and Dmitry Orlov is tied for second on the Capitals in points among defensemen with 23. The Capitals also lead the Metropolitan Division with 79 points. They have one more point than the red hot Philadelphia Flyers.
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