Ovechkin scored twice in another historic performance and Evgeny Kuznetsov had the overtime winner as the Capitals returned to first place by beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday night.
The 32-year-old Ovechkin scored during a 5-on-3 power play in the first period and then put back a rebound past Connor Hellebuyck for No. 600 in the second. The Russian winger became the 20th player and fourth-fastest in NHL history to the milestone and is on pace to lead the league in goals for the seventh time with 42 on the season.
Since he signed a two-year deal in December, the reliever has been pushing Jake Arrieta to follow him to Philadelphia. Mission accomplished.
Arrieta and the Phillies agreed Sunday to a $75 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth up to $135 million over five seasons.
This is an exciting day for the Phillies organization and our fans, general manager Matt Klentak said on Monday. Jake is among the best pitchers in baseball and his list of accomplishments is exceptional. He is an elite competitor, a tireless worker and a winner, and I am confident that he will be a great addition to our talented young team and the city of Philadelphia.
Best prospect fits: My top-ranked quarterback is Wyoming’s Josh Allen, but that doesn’t mean he’s No. 1 on general manager John Dorsey’s board. There’s still a lot of time for the Browns to continue their evaluations, and Allen’s pro day is March 23. Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is the best back in this class, and he’s the No. 1 prospect on my Big Board. He’s a game-changer who can help out a young quarterback. Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ohio State’s Denzel Ward are the best defensive backs in a deep class. — Kiper
What’s next after moving on from Cousins: Signing Cousins has not been a realistic option for the Bills, who will have about $32 million in cap space in 2018 once their trade of Tyrod Taylor becomes official later this week. They are more likely to find their quarterback of the future in the draft. Signing a short-term starter in free agency is also possible. — Mike Rodak, ESPN Bills reporter