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Alexander Ovechkin was recognized as the first star of December in the NHL

2 января 2023, 06:27
The Russian forward of the hockey club "Washington" was recognized as the first star of December in the National Hockey League (NHL). This was reported in the press service of the NHL.

Over 15 matches, the captain of Washington scored 22 points (13 goals scored and 9 assists), becoming the second in this indicator. Within a month Ovechkin broke Gordie Howe's record (801 goals), scoring the 801st and 802nd goals. Thus, the Russian came out on a clean second place in the ranking of snipers in the history of the NHL. At the moment, he has 806 goals on his account in the regular NHL championships. Wayne Gretzky is in first place with 894 goals.Edmonton Oilers forward Conor McDavid was named the second star of December in the NHL.

During the month, he scored 31 points — 14 goals and 17 assists in 15 games. As RIA Novosti notes, McDavid became the third hockey player in the club's history to score more than 30 points in a calendar month — for the first time since March 1988. Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri scored more than 30 points in the club's history.The third star of the month in the NHL was Buffalo Sabres forward Teige Thompson, who scored 22 points — 13 goals and 9 assists.

He scored points in 9 of 11, in one of which he scored 6 points. Thompson broke the club record for the number of goals scored in one match.