History was made on Saturday as Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 700th career goal and became the eighth player in league history to hit the milestone. He joined The 700 Club as the Capitals clashed with the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. It was an unfortunate loss for Washington that day, but we’re about to win big time: the Devils are sending the net Ovechkin scored his 700th goal into to the Capitals.
In a video on the Devils’ Twitter, it shows the net being cut from the post. “Congratulations, Ovi. The net is on its way.”
It’s a very classy act on New Jersey’s part. Following Ovechkin scoring Goal #700 on Saturday, the Devils also honored him during the game.
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) February 22, 2020
The Capitals responded in a tweet thanking the Devils for not only the net but also the puck and stick.
Got the puck, got the stick and now the net.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 24, 2020
By Della Young