Alex Ovechkin is having another big season for the Washington Capitals.

The 30-year-old forward is fifth in the NHL with 21 goals, and he is third among active all-time goal leaders with 496 tallies in 797 career games heading into the Capitals’ matchup with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

“Look, he’s always been one of the best players in the National Hockey League, (but) right now, Alex Ovechkin might be the best player in the National Hockey League,” NESN’s Dale Arnold said on “Bruins Face-Off Live” before Tuesday’s game.

Hear more from NESN’s Barry Pederson and Arnold in the video above.

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Thumbnail photo via Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin