Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores 48th Goal of the Season Against Sabres; Three Goals From Passing Mike Gartner for Seventh-Most Goals in NHL History

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 48th goal of the season Monday night as the team clashed with the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. The goal has tied him for first in the NHL. Ovechkin is also three goals shy of passing Mike Gartner (708) for the seventh-most goals in league history.

Just seconds after the faceoff draw, Ovechkin cut the Sabres’ lead by half at the 3:33 mark of the final frame, scoring his 48th goal thus far and tying him for first in the NHL with Boston Bruins’ center David Pastrňák. Center Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted.

Ovechkin is only three goals shy of passing Mike Gartner (708) for the seventh-most goals in league history. Additionally, he is two goals away from reaching the 50-goal plateau, which would mark the ninth time in his career, joining Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy as the only players in NHL history with the accomplishment.

The Great Eight has scored 50.8% of his career regular-season goals on the road (359 of 706). It is the highest percentage among the NHL’s eight members of the 700-goal club.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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1 Response to Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores 48th Goal of the Season Against Sabres; Three Goals From Passing Mike Gartner for Seventh-Most Goals in NHL History

  1. James Lewis says:

    Wow, wow wow!!! Oh, we lost again , didn’t we? My only hope is that the players and the management aren’t for one minute impressed or distracted by these seemingly endless observances of the career milestones for one player or another. If we don’t figure out how to be more competitive against the teams we play (ANY of the teams we play) we will be first round canon fodder again – just like in the old days. Makes me think that the only real mistake GMBM has made in his years here has been letting Trotz walk.

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