He’s done it again. Another major milestone for the “Great 8”. In Tuesday night’s Capitals tilt with the Penguins, Alex Ovechkin registered the 1,200th point of his NHL career.
The milestone point came late in the third period with the Capitals trailing the Penguins, 4-2.
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Ovechkin’s 1,200 points ties him with former Washington Capital Dino Ciccarelli for 48th on the all-time list. Ovechkin will become the second player since 2005 to record 1,200 points (Sidney Crosby).
Alex Ovechkin joined Sidney Crosby (444-762—1,206) and Joe Thornton (411-1,057—1,468) as the only active NHL players to reach the benchmark.
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin are the fourth set of players in NHL history to each record 1,000 points after being drafted first and second overall in the same year. Malkin recorded his 1,000th point in tonight’s game.
Alex Ovechkin’s 653 goals is the second-most goals in NHL history by a player at the time of their 1,200th career point (653g, 547a), behind only Brett Hull (656g, 544a).