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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on from the bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Washington. Ovechkin is one point shy of his 1,000th NHL career point. He could hit the milestone Wednesday night, Jan. 11, 2017, against longtime rival Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and goalie Philipp Grubauer, of Germany, hug as teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, and Brett Connolly (10) approach after beating the New Jersey Devils 6-2 in an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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In this photo taken Oct. 3, 2016, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates during overtime in an NHL preseason hockey game in Washington. Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals’ power play is 0 for 8 through the first two games of the NHL season. Ovechkin has led the league in power-play goals the past four seasons while the Capitals have been a top-five unit. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Russia's Alex Ovechkin tied for the team lead in points with three goals in four World Cup games. After returning to Capitals on Wednesday, he has some time to ramp up until the Oct. 13 season opener. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Saturday, April 9, 2016 file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates after scoring his third goal of an NHL hockey game during the third period against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. Expectations have never been higher for Ovechkin and the Capitals, six years after their first Presidents’ Trophy and with their window drawing to a close. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin (8) of Russia goes through the celebration line after the Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Capitals won 4-3. Ovechkin had a hat trick with his three second period goals. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, is congratulated by teammate Brendan Witt, right, after Ovechkin scored against the Phoenix Coyotes in the third period of NHL action Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Glendale, Ariz. The Capitals defeated the Coyotes 6-1.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, front, of Russia, shoots the puck from over his head after being checked to the ice by Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Paul Mara, center, past Coyotes goalie Brian Boucher, rear, for a goal in the third period of NHL action Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Glendale, Ariz. The Capitals defeated the Coyotes 6-1.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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Washington Capitals' Sergei Fedorov of Russia, right, celebrates his goal with Alex Ovechkin (8) of Russia against the Boston Bruins during the first period of a NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 16, 2008, in Washington.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) and Alex Ovechkin (8) congratulate Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) after Kuznetsov scored the game-winning, 2-1, goal against the Florida Panthers in overtime of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77)and left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) and right wing T.J. Oshie (77) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) and left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) takes a break during a stop in play against the New York Rangers during the second period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)