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 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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