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The Noon Number: Islander King

A look at the Caps’ captain’s output against the Isles over the years

Washington Capitals v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

.67 - Alex Ovechkin’s goals-per-game rate against the Islanders in the regular season over the course of his career. That’s the fourth-highest rate of any player vs. the Isles in NHL history, behind Joe Sakic (.68), Mario Lemieux (.69), and Brett Hull (.94).

Ovechkin has faced the Islanders 58 times since making his NHL debut in 2005-06, and scored 39 goals in those 58 games (with another 19 assists to hit an even 1.00 point-per-game pace). That’s the sixth-highest goal total of any Islander opponent, and makes him the franchise’s leading goal-scorer against the Isles as well - narrowly edging out Peter Bondra, whose 36 goals against New York have him tied with Sidney Crosby.