Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 727; Five Goals Shy Of Passing Marcel Dionne For The Fifth-Most All-Time

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin continues to climb the NHL’s All-Time Goals List. On Friday, the 35-year-old scored his 21st goal of the season against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. The goal marked his 727th career goal, five shy of passing Marcel Dionne (731) for the fifth-most all-time.

He extended the Capitals’ lead 2-0 at the 11:39 mark in the first frame. Defenseman Brenden Dillon, who scored the opening goal in tonight’s game, assisted.

Ovechkin is now five goals away from passing Marcel Dionne (731) for the fifth-most scored goals. Ovechkin’s twenty-one goals rank fifth in the NHL. Additionally, he has scored fourteen goals in his last eighteen games.

His fifteen goals at even strength rank tied for second. Ovechkin has passed Brett Hull’s 456 for the sixth-most career even-strength goals in NHL history. He trails only Wayne Gretzky (617), Gordie Howe (566), Jaromir Jagr (538), Marcel Dionne (478), and Mike Gartner (467).

Dillon recorded his tenth career multi-point game with his assist.

By Della Young

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 is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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