Alex Ovechkin Ties Teemu Selanne For 11th-most Goals In NHL History With Second Goal In Win Over Ottawa

As if scoring an answering goal to a close, no-goal call in the second period, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin moved into a tie with Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne for 11th all-time on the NHL’s Goals Scored List with his second goal of a 6-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

After scoring late in the middle frame, Ovechkin added his second of the night and 26th of the 2019-20 season at the 16:19 mark of the third period, on assists from John Carlson and Tom Wilson. The goal extended the Caps’ lead over the visiting Senators to 6-1.

The goal gave Ovechkin the 138th career multi-goal game of his career, the seventh-most in NHL history.

The goal was also Ovechkin’s 684th in his 15-season career, tying him with Selanne for 11th all-time in NHL history in Goals Scored.

Defenseman John Carlson’s second assist of the game on Ovechkin’s second goal moved him past Peter Bondra for the eighth-most assists in franchise history.

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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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3 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Ties Teemu Selanne For 11th-most Goals In NHL History With Second Goal In Win Over Ottawa

  1. Anonymous says:

    It was also Ovechkin’s 15th consecutive 25 goal per year season. He is only the third guy to start his career with 25 or more goals, joining Mike Gartner and Jaromir Jagr

  2. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Ovechkin was on a mission last night, and finished plus-three

    Having T.J. Oshie on the Top Line has worked well. Tom Wilson complements his mates on the Second Line … and it all worked pretty well last night vs OTT

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