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Alex Ovechkin is now 2nd all-time in NHL career goals, trails only Wayne Gretzky’s record



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A pair of targets from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin on Friday secured one more feat in his surefire Hall of Fame profession, passing hockey legend Gordie Howe for the second-most targets scored in NHL historical past.

In entrance of a pleasant dwelling crowd towards the Winnipeg Jets, Ovechkin scored on a wrist shot to provide Washington a 1-0 result in tie Howe at 801 profession targets. The followers at Capital One Enviornment gave the 37-year-old a standing ovation as he skated over to the bench to greet his teammates.

Purpose No. 802 was an empty-netter, coming late within the third interval. The Capitals would go on to defeat the Jets 4-1.

Final week, Ovechkin grew to become the third participant in NHL historical past to attain 800 career goals, becoming a member of Howe and Wayne Gretzky, who holds the file with 894 targets.

Ovechkin was chosen by the Capitals with the primary general decide within the 2004 NHL draft. He’s the Capitals’ franchise chief in video games performed, targets, factors, playoff video games performed, playoff targets and playoff factors.

In accordance with the NHL, Ovechkin is the one participant in league historical past to win a Stanley Cup in addition to the next particular person achievements:

  • A Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP
  • A Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP
  • A Ted Lindsay Award because the gamers’ alternative for league MVP
  • A Calder Trophy as league rookie of the yr
  • An Artwork Ross Trophy as league main level scorer
  • and a Maurice Richard Trophy as league main objective scorer.