Ovechkin Continues Climbing the Record Books With His 200th Power Play Goal

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During his 11-year NHL career, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has built a Hall of Fame-caliber career by scoring goals and piling up points while setting and breaking records. Add his name on yet another list.

One way Ovechkin has gotten goals is by being the Caps’ best weapon on the power play, and by scoring his 200th career power play goal, becomes just the 18th player in NHL history to score 200 goals on the man-advantage. This list includes names such as Teemu Selanne, Wayne Gretzky, and Mario Lemieux among others.

Ovechkin’s 200th power play goal came at 13:46 of the first period against the Vancouver Canucks:

 

Ovechkin is just 75 goals away from  breaking the record of 274, held by Dave Andreychuk. Over his career, Ovechkin has averaged 18 power play goals a year and has been at or near the top of the league in many of them. At 31-years old, Ovechkin would need to play several more seasons to tie or break the record.

NoVa Caps congratulates Alex on yet another historical accomplishment!

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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