clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The Noon Number: The Gr8 Eight

New, comments

A look at the frequency with which the Caps' captain has put an octet of shots on net in his career

Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

110 - Number of regular season games in which Alex Ovechkin has registered eight or more shots on goal, with the most recent coming Tuesday night against Winnipeg.

Ovechkin's 110 eight-shot games (roughly one every seven times he's laced 'em up) is 11 more than the combined total of the next three guys on this list since he entered the League - Zach Parise (37), Eric Staal (31) and Henrik Zetterberg (31) - and 80 more than his Caps teammates have amassed during that time (Mike Green and Alex Semin lead the way with nine apiece).

Might another eight-shot night be on tap tonight against Tampa? While the Bolts aren't Ovechkin's favorite victim here (that would be Carolina, which has had the pleasure of seeing 11 eight-shot performances in person), it's certainly possible - he's done it to them, you guessed it, eight times.