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Kovalchuk assisted Tom Wilson in the third period of the 2-1 victory on Sunday.
The Caps, with the No. 3 seed, will face the Islanders in the playoffs.
Kovalchuk scored in the second period as well as helping Carl Hagelin in the first period and Alex Ovechkin in the third as the Caps lost to the NY Rangers 6-5 in overtime.
Overall, the Russian has 26 points in 44 games (-3) and seems to be adjusting to the Caps system.
Kovalchuck helped Alex Ovechkin on the power play in the first period of the 4-3 victory over Minnesota.
The Russian notched his first point with his new team. Overall he has 23 in 42 games (-6) as he looks to move up to the top line.
Kovalchuck, who was acquired from Montréal, played on the third line with Lars Eller and Carl Hagelin.
The Russian winger is not expected to add much to the Caps defense but could be a significant offensive force.
The Capitals acquired an offensive weapon in the veteran forward. They gave up a third-round draft pick, with Montreal retaining half of Kovalchuk's salary.
It's not clear yet where the Russian will slot, perhaps the third line. He will not add much defensively.