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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson spoke to NHL Network on Tuesday chatting about captain Alex Ovechkin’s race to pass Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record (894).
“I don’t know,” Wilson said. “I’ve never seen a guy more motivated to score goals.” Wilson praised Ovechkin on his motivation, love for scoring goals, and dominance on the ice.
“When he gets one [goal], he wants the second one even more. Once he gets two, he wants the hat trick even more than that.”
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Wilson continued, “I think it’s crazy that we’re even talking about this— in this era, in this day in age.”
He said Ovechkin has a “legitimate chance” if he remains healthy to pursue The Great One’s record. “I never would have thought that would happen.”
You can listen to the interview here:
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) January 29, 2020
By Della Young