- The Washington Times - Monday, January 5, 2015

Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week after three consecutive multi-point games.

Ovechkin, who had an assist in all three games, scored the tying goal in the third period of a 4-3 overtime road loss to the New York Islanders on Dec. 29, scored a goal in the first period of a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 and had a power play goal 1:16 into the first period of a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

“I think the team’s success is obvious,” Ovechkin said Monday when asked about the accomplishment. “We win the game. [All] our lines play well, so you know, it’s a big part of it.”

The left wing has recorded 13 points in his last 12 games, and the three-game multi-point streak marks the first time he’s accomplished that feat since March 21-24, 2013.

Ovechkin is tied for sixth in the league with 19 goals and has 15 assists for 34 points. He was last selected as one of the league’s weekly Three Stars on Dec. 16, 2013, when he was the First Star, and was last named the Second Star on Jan. 2, 2012.

St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie was named the First Star of the Week, while Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was the Third Star of the Week.

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