Alex Ovechkin scored his 690th NHL career goal against the New York Islanders Saturday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum. The goal allowed him to tie Mario Lemieux for tenth place on the All Time list for career goals.
— NHL (@NHL) January 18, 2020
Here is an updated list of where he ranks on the All Time List.
His next goal will allow him to take over sole possession of tenth place in career goals. Just two more goals will allow him to tie Steve Yzerman (692) for ninth place. Four more goals will allow him to tie Mark Messier (694) for eighth place.
The goal came at 10:22 and gave the Caps a short lived 1-0 lead.
It’s Ovechkin’s 32nd goal of the season, which ranks third in the NHL (David Pastrnak: 36; Auston Matthews: 34). Ovechkin has scored six goals in his last three games and eight goals in January, which is the second most in the NHL (Nikita Kucherov: 9).
By Diane Doyle