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A look at the captain’s knack for lighting the lamp against the Leafs

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images

0.8 - Alex Ovechkin’s career goals-per-game (33 goals in 41 games) against tonight’s opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs, his highest per game rate against any opponent that he’s faced at least 16 times (he’s been a better bet to score against Minnesota (14 goals in 12 games) and St. Louis (13 goals in 15 games). Of those 33 goals, 17 have come in 20 games in Toronto, where the teams will face off this evening.

Ovechkin has also registered 26 helpers against the Leafs, giving him 59 points and 1.4 points-per-game against Toronto, his highest mark against any current Eastern Conference opponent.