Alex Ovechkin scored a power play goal during the third period of Friday night’s 4-3 overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The goal tied the game 3-3.
The tally was Ovechkin’s 17th of the season and the 255th power play goal of his career. The power play goal ties Teemu Selanne for third place on the All Time List for Power Play Goals.
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The only players ahead of Ovechkin are: 1) Dave Andreychuk who had 274 and 2) Brett Hull who had 265. He needs just one more goal to take over sole possession of third place and ten more goals to tie Brett Hull in that department.
During the 2019-20 season so far, Ovechkin has scored eight power play goals.
Alex Ovechkin scores on the power play to tie the game. It’s Ovechkin’s 255th career PPG, tying Teemu Selanne for the third-most PPGs in NHL history. Ovechkin is also five power play points from passing Gary Suter (478) for the 31st-most power play points in NHL history.
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The goal came at 11:36 of the final frame, with Dmitry Orlov (8) and Travis Boyd (6) getting the assists. The tally was scored with just 10 seconds left in the Nikita Kucherov penalty.
The goal was Ovechkin’s 675th career goal. He needs nine more goal to tie Teemu Selanne (684) for eleventh place in career goals. The goal was also the 1238th point of Ovechkin’s career, leaving him just one point shy of tying Peter Stastny (1239) who ranks #38 in NHL career points.
Ovechkin’s milestone tied the game up at 3-3. The Caps went on to win the game 4-3 on a Dmitry Orlov goal in overtime.
By Diane Doyle