Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals Against Philadelphia – Needs Just One More to Tie Marcel Dionne For 5th Place On All-Time List

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Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in Saturday’s 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He now  needs just one more goal to tie Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the All-Time List for NHL goals with 731 goals.

Ovechkin scored his first goal, #729, on a power play at 3:38 into the first period. It was his 23rd goal of the season.

He was assisted by John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov. This goal put the Caps up 1-0, a lead that lasted until the very end of the first period.

Ovechkin’s goal gave him tallies in all six of the Capitals games against the Flyers this season.

Ovechkin’s goal was also his first against Alex Lyon, increasing his grand total of goaltenders he has scored on to 147.

Ovechkin scored his second goal of the game, career goal #730, on a power play at 6:15 into the second period. This goal was his 24th goal of the season.

The goal put the Caps up 3-2. As was the case with his first goal, he was assisted by John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov.

He now needs just one more goal to tie Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the All Time list with 731 goals

The next target on the career goal scoring list after that would be Brett Hull who has scored 741 career goals.

The current tally for Ovechkin goals is 730 goals, 457 even strength goals, and 269 power play goals, which is five behind Dave Andreychuk, who holds the NHL record with 274 career power play goals.

He needs just one more power play point to reach the 500 power play point milestone.

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Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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