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 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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