Alex Kovalev Hits 1000

Throughout his career forward Alex Kovalev has always left the fans wanting more. Kovalev, who was first round by the New York Rangers in 1991 has over the years built a reputation as a talented Russian who had a habit of playing well and dominating only only if he wanted to. Earlier this season Kovalev who is in his second season with the Ottawa Senators was called out by GM Bryan Murray. Since then he has picked up his game and on Monday he made history when he became only the third Russian to hit the 1,000 point plateau in his career. “In my museum, when I look for the stick, it’s not going to be that hard to find that 1,000-point stick,” said Kovalev whose stick broke when he scored to help the Senators beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2. Kovalev who now has six goals and 11 points became only the 76th member in history to reach 1,000 points. Ottawa who are now 10-10-1 saw their captain Daniel Alfredsson eclipse 1,000 points in his career last month. With the win Ottawa snapped a three game losing skid as they beat the Kings for the first time in Ottawa since December 2, 2005. Kovalev also had an assist on Jason Spezza’s eventual game winner. “He’s been trying real hard and playing real well so it’s nice to see,” Spezza said about Kovelev reaching the 1,000 point milestone. Also scoring for Ottawa was Milan Michalek. Prior to the game the fans and players at Scotiabank Place held a moment of silence for the late Pat Burns who died last Friday of cancer. “We wanted to come back home and start our home stretch on the right way and we played pretty well and we beat a pretty good team,” Seantors goalie Pascal Leclaire who made 28 saves for the win said.

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