Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores 699th Goal Against Canadiens; One Goal Shy Of Hitting 700

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He’s this close to another major milestone. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 699th career goal on Thursday as the team clashes with Montréal Canadiens at Capital One Arena. He is now only one goal away from hitting the 700-goal plateau.

Giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead midway into the first period, Ovechkin opened the scoring tonight from a pass by center Nicklas Backstrom right off the offensive-zone faceoff draw. The goal marks his 41st of the season.

Goal #699 also ended his five-game scoring drought (16 days).

By Della Young

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4 Responses to Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores 699th Goal Against Canadiens; One Goal Shy Of Hitting 700

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    #4 is already the best player on the ice. A major upgrade if you ask me. Good that Ovechkin gets a goal. Then Braden Swiss Cheese Hole-by gives up one of his patented momentum-killer softie goals and it’s 1-1.

    Same old Caps

  2. James Lewis says:

    Wow, wow, wow!!!!!!!! Oh, we lost didn’t we?

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