Alex Ovechkin Passes Mike Gartner For Seventh In Multi-Goal Games and Passes Phil Housley for Career Points; Nicklas Backstrom Passes Peter Forsberg

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In Thursday night’s tilt against the Florida Panthers, Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the second period.  The multi-goal outing is the 136th game in his career where he has scored more than one goal, allowing him to take over sole possession of seventh place on the All-Time list for multi-goal games.  Before tonight, he and Mike Gartner were tied for seventh place.

In three more multi-goal games, Ovechkin will tie Marcel Dionne for sixth place with 139.  His two goals and an earlier assist on a John Carlson goal allowed him to tie and then pass Phil Housley for 40th place on the All Time list for NHL points.  Ovechkin now has 1233 points for his NHL career and is currently tied with Sidney Crosby in career points.  The next potential player to pass on the All Time point list is Peter Stastny who has 1239 career points.

On the second of Ovechkin’s two goals, Nicklas Backstrom earned his 886th career point, passing Peter Forsberg for the seventh most point by Swedish-born player in NHL history.

Ovechkin’s multigoal game also set a new Capitals franchise record for consecutive multigoal games.

The second period goals also extended the Capitals streak of scoring at least one goal in every second period played so far this season.

Earlier in the game, John Carlson scored his eighth goal of the season, passing Kevin Hatcher on the franchise scoring list (More here.)

By Diane Doyle

About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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3 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Passes Mike Gartner For Seventh In Multi-Goal Games and Passes Phil Housley for Career Points; Nicklas Backstrom Passes Peter Forsberg

  1. Anonymous says:

    Scoring in every second period, and setting record for consecutive multi goal games are the eye-opening stats, here.

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  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    The hits just keep coming. I imagine new milestones will be on the menu for quite some time.

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