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March 25, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild in the third period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
March 25, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild in the third period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

9 - Number of goals Alex Ovechkin has scored in his last seven games, matching a career-high for tallies over a seven-game span. Some numbers and notes on #8's 9-in-7s:

Dates GP G SOG PPG A Record Notes
Mar. 13 - 25, 2012 7 9 34 2 1 3-2-2 1-for-2 in shootout attempts as well
Jan. 27 - Feb. 7, 2010 7 9 33 2 7 7-0-0 Ended with the Snovechkin hat trick vs. Pittsburgh that ran the Caps' win streak to 14 games (16 points in 7 games for Ovechkin)
Oct. 15 - 30, 2009 7 9 43 3 2 6-0-1 Included a 13-SOG game vs. San Jose
Jan. 14 - Feb. 1, 2009 7 9 51 5 2 5-1-1 Two GWGs and a hat trick vs. Ottawa
Mar. 1 - 14, 2008 7 9 44 4 7 4-3-0 Two GWGs and a hat trick vs. Boston, 16 points in 7 games
Jan. 31 - Feb. 13, 2008 7 9 41 1 4 4-2-1 Three GWGs and the monster 4-goal game vs. Montreal
Jan. 21 - Feb. 5, 2008 7 9 48 1 4 4-3-0 Two GWGs, that 4-goal game and a pair of two-goal games
Jan. 17 - 31, 2008 7 9 45 2 6 5-2-0 Included the end of a six-game goal streak and, again, that 4-goal game
Jan. 6 - 19, 2006 7 9 40 2 5 3-2-2 Included Ovechkin's first NHL hat trick in Anaheim and The Goal in Phoenix.