The lone highlight in the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues was Alex Ovechkin’s first period power play goal. The goal moved him up the NHL’s all-time career goals list, as well as the all-time power play goals list.
This goal was the 33rd goal of the season for Ovechkin. It also allowed him to advance in ranking on the NHL career list for goals and power play goals.
It was the 640th goal of his career. He is now tied with Dave Andreychuk for 14th place on the NHL All Time Goal Scoring list. Brendan Shanahan is currently in 13th place with 656 goals.
It was also the 238th power play goal of his career. This broke a tie with Brendan Shanahan for 6th place on the NHL career list. He is now in sole possession of 6th place. He needs eight more power play goals to tie Phil Esposito for 5th place on the career list with 246.
By Diane Doyle