Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores 685th Goal Against Hurricanes; Passes Teemu Selanne For The 11th Most Goals In NHL History

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He’s done it again. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 685th goal on Monday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. He has passed forward Teemu Selanne for the 11th most goals in NHL history.

Ovechkin opened the scoring in tonight’s game midway through the first period. The goal would mark his 27th of the season.

Teemu Selanne congratulated Ovechkin as well. “Keep it going and keep having fun,” Selanne said.

Ovechkin wasn’t done though. He would extend the Capitals’ lead 2-0 with a power-play goal just over two minutes left in the first frame. This is Ovechkin’s 139th career multi-goal game, which ties him with Marcel Dionne for fifth-most in league history.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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3 Responses to Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores 685th Goal Against Hurricanes; Passes Teemu Selanne For The 11th Most Goals In NHL History

  1. All Caps in MA says:

    6 more games and Pitt is in the house. Would be great to see Ovi get 690 and/or 691 with Lemieux in the house. It could happen.

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