Ovetchkin accounted for two goals and two assists, thus passing Marcel Dionne in the number of NHL goals scored, and is thus fifth on the list with 732.

The Russian played until the first two goals when Washington went from 2-0 at home in the Capital One arena and rounded off the successful night by pushing in 4-0 and 5-1 in the third period.

Washington had to do without injured Nicklas Bäckström, who is said to have problems with a hip and will miss at least another nine games.

For Rangers, Nils Lundkvist missed the season premiere due to injury.

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Vegas took home the premiere meeting against Seattle.

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