After a week in which he scored his 500th career goal and moved into the league lead for goals scored, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL's "First Star" of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Ovechkin tied for first in the NHL with five goals in four games to power the Capitals (32-7-3, 67 points) to four straight wins. The Capitals are the top team in the NHL with the most points and the best winning percentage. By scoring 500 goals in 801 games, Ovechkin is the fifth-fastest to reach the milestone and the 43rd player to do so.
—Isabelle Khurshudyan, The Washington Post