Alex Ovechkin is heating up, but how long will the fire last?

Alex Ovechkin is heating up at the right time with his team in contention to lead the Metropolitan division.  

In a season of up’s and down’s,  Alex Ovechkin has turned it up a notch, as of late. This trend could continue for the rest of the season, and possibly into the playoffs.

He has scored in five of his last eight games and has a league high 20 goals for the season. The last time he had 20 goals through the first 28 games, was in 2007-08. He finished with a career-high 65 goals, that season.

Ovechkin’s consistency has been a staple for the Capitals organization. This is his 13th straight 20-goal season, and shows no signs of slowing down.

The Washington Capitals are currently tied for fourth in an airtight Metropolitan division. The frequent scoring of Ovechkin is a good sign, as his play can boost the players around him.

Ovechkin can certainly keep this pace up for the rest of the season, his competitive edge seems to be back and his eyes are on a cup.

Before the season, Ovechkin told Washington Post reporter Isabelle Khurshudyan, that his “goal” isn’t set on the number of goals he scores.

Do you think Ovechkin can keep up this pace, and finally chase down the illustrious Stanley Cup?

23-year-old Rutgers Journalism Student.