Kings' challenge: stopping Ovechkin

Updated: January 2, 2010, 12:42 AM ET
By Tom Murray | ESPN Los Angeles

Alex Ovechkin scored another goal in his last game.

This is not exactly earth-shattering news. The dynamic forward for the Washington Capitals is tied for the NHL lead in goals with Marian Gaborik of the New York Rangers with 26 in 32 games, which means he's on pace to score 60 goals this season. In just 4½ NHL seasons, the 24-year-old Ovechkin already has 245 goals, so it's no surprise that for the past two seasons he's been the recipient of the NHL's Maurice Rocket Richard Award as ...

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