“The Net Is On Its Way”: New Jersey Devils Send The Net Alex Ovechkin Scored His 700th Goal Into To The Capitals

Screen Shot 2020-02-24 at 3.13.53 PMPhotos: @NJDevils

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.”

Video: @NJDevils

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.

The Capitals responded in a tweet thanking the Devils for not only the net but also the puck and stick.

By Della Young

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About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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