Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Nets Third Goal of the Season, Career Goal No. 733 Saturday Night Against Lightning

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Even though it’s only the second game of the season, The Great Eight continues to stay hot. On Saturday during their clash against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his third goal into the 2021-22 season and career goal No. 733, which puts him nine goals shy of passing Brett Hull for fourth on the NHL’s all-time goals list.

After a scoreless first period, Ovechkin netted the first goal of the night to put the Capitals on the board 1-0 late in the second frame.

Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk recorded the assist on the goal, which is his second assist in as many games on an Ovechkin goal.

As mentioned, the 36-year-old is now nine goals away from passing Brett Hull (741) for fourth on the NHL’s all-time goals list.

Additionally, Ovechkin is one of just two players in NHL history to score three or more goals through their team’s first two games of a season on four different occasions.

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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