Alex Alexeyev led the Capitals in ice time against the Sharks shortly after getting scratched 13 consecutive games
Capitals defenseman Alex Alexeyev had a career-first during the team’s 8-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Russian defenseman led all Capitals in ice time after receiving 23:07 TOI from head coach Peter Laviolette.
His big night came after a previous career-high in ice time three nights earlier, with 25:07 against the Anaheim Ducks. Alexeyev was forced into a bigger role by injuries suffered in-game to Nick Jensen and Martin Fehervary, which limited the Capitals to four defenders for a part of the night.