NBC Bumps Nationally Scheduled Lightning-Blue Jackets Game For Capitals-Islanders and Alex Ovechkin’s Chase for 700


STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 9, 2020 – With Alex Ovechkin just two goals shy of reaching 700 goals for his NHL career, NBC Sports is set to showcase “Gr8ness: Ovi’s Chase for 700” to a national audience, flexing in to the Capitals upcoming game tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live.

The originally-scheduled matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets will be shown on NBCSN in the Tampa Bay, Columbus and New York local markets. Viewers in the Washington D.C. market can find Caps-Islanders on NBC Sports Washington.

After recording a hat trick in the span of only four minutes and 24 seconds in Tuesday’s victory over the Kings, Ovechkin currently sits at 698 career goals. In crossing the 700-goal benchmark, Ovechkin is looking to become just the eighth player in NHL history to achieve the feat.

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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