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The Noon Numbers: Grapes and Apples

A look at the Great Eight’s propensity for spreading the wealth

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216 - Number of games in his career in which Alex Ovechkin has registered at least one goal and one assist, the most among active players after breaking a tie with Sidney Crosby on Sunday. Per Hockey-Reference, here’s your top-15:

Yeah, that’s one Wayne Gretzky record that’s probably safe from Ovi.

Ovechkin has six games so far this season with at least a tally and a helper, which ties him with Nicklas Backstrom for the team lead: