The star winger's two goals fueled Washington's 4-1 win over the Blues and tied him for the league lead in goals.
Discuss the game as the Capitals host Jaroslav Halak and the St. Louis Blues
Alexander Steen is the only player in the NHL with more goals than Alex Ovechkin.
The Capitals will be without Mike Green as they host a Blues team that Oates says is "clearly" among the league's best.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Coach Adam Oates kept Marcus Johansson on the top line for Saturday's practice.
While the Blues and Capitals top the leaderboard, the San Jose Sharks, currently eighth in efficiency (21.1 percent), have the league’s best and most potent power play.
Notes and observations from the Capitals' win in Motor City.
The rookie center's first goal comes at an important time for the Capitals.
Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Detroit Red Wings.
The defenseman will miss his first game of the season after suffering a contusion against Columbus earlier in the week.