Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goals No. 731 and 732, Ties and Passes Marcel Dionne For Fifth Place On All-Time List

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 731st and 732nd career goals against the New York Rangers in the team’s Opening Night contest, a night that also featured rookie Hendrix Lapierre scoring his first NHL goal. The goals tied and passed Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the NHL’s all-time Goals list.

The first goal came at the 2:37 mark of the third period and on the power play and was assisted by Anthony Mantha and John Carlson and gave the Capitals a 4-0 lead.

The career milestone was also Ovechkin’s first goal of the 2021-22 season and marked the Capitals’ captain’s 270 power play marker, putting him within five of passing Dave Andreychuk for the most in NHL history.

The second goal came at the 12:01 mark of the third period, giving the Caps a 5-1 lead. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Trevor van Riemsdyk were credited with assists on the play.

After the goal was scored, a video message from Marcel Dionne was displayed on the Capital One Arena jumbotron, congratulating The Great Eight on the milestone.

Ovechkin is now nine goals behind Brett Hull for fourth all-time and is behind only Hull, Jaromir Jagr, Gordie Howe, and Wayne Gretzky in Goals Scored for his NHL career.

By Diane Doyle

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1 Response to Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goals No. 731 and 732, Ties and Passes Marcel Dionne For Fifth Place On All-Time List

  1. Anonymous says:

    Incredible start for the Great 8!

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