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Alex Ovechkin has quieted all his doubters with an amazing stretch as he has 15 goals and 21 points in his last 12 games including seven goals and 10 power play points in the same span.

Everyone threw Ovechkin under the bus when he got off to a slow start with two goals and eight points in his first three games but he now has 43 points including a league-tying 25 goals, in only 39 games. He has 14 power play goals to lead the NHL and his 21 points with the man-advantage ties him with P.K. Subban for the NHL lead.

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ANAHEIM

Ryan Getzlaf: 12 points in 101:09 minutes of power play time.

Corey Perry:  Eight points in 91:28.

Teemu Selanne: Seven points in 78:27

Francois Beauchemin: Six points in 74:33.

Cam Fowler: Three points in 73:55.

Bobby Ryan: Six points in 71:49.

The Ducks were 3-11 this week and are 24-106 this season. Selanne, Ryan and Matt Beleskey were the goal scorers while Fowler and Getzlaf had two assists each. Saku Koivu and Sheldon Souray had one assist with the man-advantage.

BOSTON

Zdeno Chara: Two points in 90:00 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Seguin: Five points in 83:32.

David Krejci: Six points in 83:19.

Milan Lucic: Two points in 82:16.

Nathan Horton: One point in 80:31.

Patrice Bergeron: Four points in 74:16.

The Bruins were 0-5 this week and are now 14-97 this season. Bergeron is out with a concussion.

BUFFALO

Christian Ehrhoff: Five points in 141:36 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Ennis: Nine points in 137:44.

Steve Ott: Three points in 112:43.

Cody Hodgson: Three points in106:52.

Thomas Vanek: 10 points in 104:39.

Drew Stafford: One point in 81:26.

The Sabres were 0-10 this week and are 17-140 this season.

CALGARY

Dennis Wideman: 12 points in 135:05 minutes of power play time.

Alex Tanguay: Nine points in 111:04.

Michael Cammalleri: 13 points in 98:48.

Curtis Glencross: Six points in 92:54.

Jiri Hudler: Seven points in 92:54.

Mark Giordano: One point in 80:17.

The Flames were 1-14 this week and are 26-125 this season. Mikael Backlund was the lone goal scorer with Cammalleri drawing the helper.

CAROLINA                                                                                             

Eric Staal: Seven points in 147:44 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Semin: Eight points in 140:35.

Jiri Tlusty: Six points in 106:01.

Jeff Skinner: Six points in 101:30.

Jordan Staal: Five points in 96:06.

Joe Corvo: Five points in 78:17.

The Hurricanes were 2-17 this week and are 18-138 thus far. Tlusty scored both goals for Carolina with Eric Staal assisting on both. Semin also had an assist as did Marc-Andre Bergeron.

CHICAGO

Patrick Kane: 14 points in 114:09 minutes of power play time.

Duncan Keith: Eight points in 105:25.

Jonathan Toews: Five points in 105:25.

Nick Leddy: Six points in 103:53.

Brent Seabrook: Five points in 88:50.

Viktor Stalberg: One point in 88:31.

Chicago was 0-7 this week and are 21-124 this season.

COLORADO

P. A. Parenteau: 11 points in 113:46 minutes of power play time.

Matt Duchene: Seven points in 107:46.

Paul Stastny: Eight points in 86:23.

Jamie McGinn: Five points in 86:39.

Gabriel Landeskog: Two points in 67:14.

John Mitchell: Two points in 63:35.

The Avs were 1-12 this week, giving them a 16-112 season thus far. McGinn scored the goal with Mitchell and Cody McLeod picking up assists.

COLUMBUS

Jack Johnson: Seven points in 137:27 minutes of power play time.

Fedor Tyutin: Four points in 118:42.

R.J. Umberger: Five points in 114:57.

Vaclav Prospal: Six points in 109:36.

Ryan Johansen: One point in 80:02.

James Wisniewski: Five points in 78:41.

The Blue Jackets were 1-8 this week to give them a 18-136 mark this season.  Wisniewski scored and Dubinsky drew the assist.

DALLAS

Loui Eriksson: Seven points in 126:19 minutes of power play time.

Erik Cole: One point in 110:00.

Alex Goligoski: Nine points in 107:16.

Jamie Benn: Nine points in 106:56.

Ray Whitney: Eight points in 82:03.

Trevor Daley: Three points 81:38.

The Stars were 0-13 this week and are 24-137 thus far this season.

DETROIT

Niklas Kronwall: 13 points in 141:16 minutes of power play time.

Henrik Zetterberg: 17 points in 139:42.

Pavel Datsyuk: 13 points in 132:45.

Damien Brunner: Eight points in 109:53.

Johan Franzen: Nine points in 108:40.

Daniel Cleary: Five points in 100:36.

Detroit was 4-15 this week and now are 27-149 this season. Cleary scored twice with Datsyuk picking up a goal and an assist and Valtteri Filppula also scoring. Franzen had three helpers and Zetterberg chipped in with a couple. Gustav Nyquist and Brendan Smith had one assist apiece.

EDMONTON

Justin Schultz: 14 points in 124:16 minutes of power play time.

Jordan Eberle: Nine points in 118:22.

Taylor Hall: 13 points in 111:54.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: 10 points in 111:18.

Sam Gagner: 14 points in 108:43.

Ales Hemsky: Nine points in 99:13.

The Oilers were 4-13 in the last seven days and are 32-138 overall. Hall, Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov each had a goal and an assist with Magnus Paajarvi also scoring. Gagner had two assists while Schultz, Hemsky and Ryan Whitney each had one.

FLORIDA

Brian Campbell: 15 points in 153:24 minutes of power play time.

Jonathan Huberdeau: Nine points in 97:43.

Tomas Fleischmann: 10 points in 96:56.

Peter Mueller: Four points in 94:44.

Tomas Kopecky: Nine points in 80:39.

Dmitry Kulikov: Five points in 71:34.

The Panthers were 3-6 this week and are 26-120 this season and 6-15 over the last two weeks. Kopecky, Kulikov and Mueller scored while Huberdeau assisted on two goals. Campbell, Feischmann, Shawn Matthias and Filip Kuba had one assist.

LOS ANGELES

Drew Doughty: Seven points in 115:53 minutes of power play time.

Dustin Brown: 12 points in 105:49.

Anze Kopitar: 12 points in 102:51.

Jeff Carter: Eight points in 101:25.

Mike Richards: 11 points in 100:24.

Justin Williams: Five points in 83:47.

The Kings were 3-12 this week and are 27-135 this season. Carter, Doughty and Slava Voynov scored with Brown assisting on two goals. Kopitar, Williams and Jarret Stoll also drew assists.

MINNESOTA

Ryan Suter: 13 points in 155:03 minutes of power play time.

Mikko Koivu: 13 points in 143:47.

Zach Parise: 11 points in 141:12.

Dany Heatley: Seven points in 109:20.

Jared Spurgeon: Seven points in 96:44.

Devin Setoguchi: Five points in 82:29.

The Wild were 2-14 this week and are 24-130. Suter and Charlie Coyle were the goal scorers with Spurgeon, Setoguchi and Mikael Granlund drawing assists.

MONTREAL

Andrei Markov: 20 points in 174:52 minutes of power play time.

P.K. Subban: 21 points in 139:22.

Michael Ryder: 15 points in 107:40.

Brian Gionta: Six points in 107:29.

Tomas Plekanec: 14 points in 104:22.

David Desharnais: Five points in 104:09.

The Canadiens were 4-9 this week and are now 35-156. Ryder scored twice with Gionta (who also had an assist) and Markov finding the back of the net once. Subban had three assists, Lars Eller had two with Brendan Gallagher and Plekanec picking up one apiece.

NASHVILLE

Shea Weber: 10 points in 154:25 minutes of power play time.

Roman Josi: Five points in 116:08.

Martin Erat: Eight points in 98:10.

Mike Fisher: Five points in 96:00.

David Legwand: Four points in 76:43.

Craig Smith: Six points in 72:12.

The Predators were 1-10 this week, giving Nashville 21-122 on the power play this season.  Patric Hornqvist found the back of the net with Weber picking up the assist.

NEW JERSEY

Ilya Kovalchuk: 12 points in 182:07 minutes of power play time.

Marek Zidlicky: Nine points in 142:18.

David Clarkson: Seven points in 141:54.

Patrik Elias: 11 points in 138:57.

Travis Zajac: Three points in 119:12.

Adam Henrique: Four points in 88:34.

The Devils were 1-12 this week and are now 24-142.  The newly acquired Steve Sullivan potted the goal with Steve Bernier picking up the lone assist.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Mark Streit: 10 points in 155:31 minutes of power play time.

John Tavares: 16 points in 136:27.

Brad Boyes: 12 points in 133:59.

Matt Moulson: 14 points in 133:19.

Lubomir Visnovsky: Seven points in 94:58.

Frans Nielsen: Nine points in 85:07.

The Islanders were 2-6 this week and are now 28-132 this season with the man-advantage. Tavares and Nielsen scored with Streit assisting on both goals. Visnovsky and Joshua Bailey had one assist each.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Brad Richards: Seven points in 118:04 minutes of power play time.

Ryan Callahan: Five points in 106:30.

Derek Stepan: Nine points in 103:43.

Michael Del Zotto: Six points in 103:38.

Rick Nash: Seven points in 103:23.

Daniel Girardi: Two points in 69:02.

The Rangers were 5-12 this week and are 20-116 this season. Richards and Derick Brassard each had a goal and two assists and Ryane Clowe had one of each.  Stepan and Nash each had a goal. Girardi had two assists with Mats Zuccarello, Del Zotto and  Brian Boyle picking up one helper.

OTTAWA

Sergei Gonchar: 10 points in 122:39 minutes of power play time.

Daniel Alfredsson: Nine points in 91in 103:26.

Kyle Turris: Eight points in 95:30.

Patrick Wiercioch: Seven points in 74:00.

Chris Neil: Three points in 62:09.

Jakob Silfverberg: Three points in 59:29.

The Senators were 0-12 this week and are now 21-118.

PHILADELPHIA

Kimmo Timonen: 15 points in 150:28 minutes of power play time.

Claude Giroux: 19 points in 148:35.

Jakub Voracek: 16 points in 143:12.

Wayne Simmonds: 15 points in 117:04.

Brayden Schenn: Nine points in 95:40.

Daniel Briere: Five points in 82:44.

The Flyers were 0-9 in the last seven days and are now 33-142 this season. 

PHOENIX

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Six points in 138:16 minutes of power play time.

Keith Yandle: Seven points in 124:00.

Mikkel Boedker: Seven points in 106:25.

Shane Doan: Two points in 101:36.

Antoine Vermette: Two points  in 93:59.

Martin Hanzal: Six points in 83:46.

The Coyotes were 1-11 this week and are 20-132 this season. Hanzal scored with Doan and Radim Vrbata drawing assists.

PITTSBURGH

Sidney Crosby: 17 points in 157:04 minutes of power play time.

James Neal: 14 points in 157:01.

Chris Kunitz: 13 points in 146:48.

Kris Letang: Seven points in 126:16.

Evgeni Malkin: 15 points in 120:54.

Paul Martin: Eight points in 106:34.

The Penguins were 1-8 this week and are 30-132 this season. Jarome Iginla was the scorer in 11:10 minutes of power play time with Malkin and Kunitz assisting. Iginla trailed only Matt Niskanen and Malkin in power play time on ice for the Penguins this week.

ST. LOUIS

Alex Pietrangelo: Five points in 102:11 minutes of power play time.

Kevin Shattenkirk: Nine points in 97:43.

David Perron: Six points in 96:23.

David Backes: Five points in 90:16.

Patrik Berglund: Five points in 87:58.

Chris Stewart: Nine points in 84:09.

The Blues were 1-8 and are 25-115 this season. Stewart scored with Pietrangelo drawing the assist.

SAN JOSE

Dan Boyle: 11 points in 139:25 minutes of power play time.

Joe Thornton: 18 points in 138:41.

Patrick Marleau: 13 points in 137:41.

Logan Couture: 10 points in 131:03.

Joe Pavelski: 10 points in 128:23.

Martin Havlat: Three points in 76:51.

The Sharks were 3-14 this week and are 28-150. Boyle, Couture and T.J. Galiardi scored with Thornton, Marleau and Havlat assisting.

TAMPA BAY

Steve Stamkos: 15 points in 150:44 minutes of power play time.

Martin St. Louis: 16 points in 146:27.

Teddy Purcell: 10 points in 134:41.

Matt Carle: Four points in 110:02.

Vincent Lecavalier: Seven points in 91:00.

Sami Salo: Five points in 88:33.

The Lightning were 1-9 and are now 24-137.  Lecavalier scored with Salo and St. Louis drawing assists.

TORONTO

Dion Phaneuf: 12 points in 132:10 minutes of power play time.

Phil Kessel: 14 points in 128:53.

Tyler Bozak: Seven points in 117:55.

James van Riemsdyk: Four points in 108:30.

Cody Franson: Eight points in 95:32.

Mike Kostka: Five points in 85:23.

The Maple Leafs were 0-6 this week and are 24-134 this season.  Geoffrey Lupul has been red hot of late but is out with an upper body injury.

VANCOUVER

Daniel Sedin: Nine points in 139:47 minutes of power play time.

Henrik Sedin: Nine points in 139:01.

Alexander Edler: Eight points in 130:36.

Alex Burrows: Three points in 106:07.

Jason Garrison: Three points in 89:57.

Dan Hamhuis: Four points in 88:29.

The Canucks were 2-7 this week and are now 18-132. Edler and Kevin Bieksa tickled the twine this week with Henrik Sedin picking up assists on both goals. Daniel Sedin and Garrison also had assists. 

WASHINGTON

Alex Ovechkin: 21 points in 186:12 minutes of power play time.

Nicklas Backstrom: 16 points in 149:46.

Mike Ribeiro: 19 points in 141:08.

Troy Brouwer: 13 points in 136:24.

Mike Green: Six points in 108:55.

John Carlson: Five points in 101:11.

The Capitals were 4-12 this and are 34-135 this season  Ovechkin had two goals and two assists, giving him seven power play goals in the last three weeks. Green and Ribeiro had a goal and an assist apiece. Backstrom had three helpers with Marcus Johansson also picking up an assist.

WINNIPEG

Dustin Byfuglien: Nine points in 119:50 minutes of power play time.

Andrew Ladd: Four points in 103:03.

Olli Jokinen: One point in 92:49.

Evander Kane: Three points in 94:40.

Blake Wheeler: Five points in 97:53.

Bryan Little: Three points in 97:03.

The Jets were 0-12 this week and are 15-119 on the season.

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