Alex Ovechkin Nets Career Goal No. 734 in Capitals’ 6-3 Victory Over Avalanche

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Tuesday’s game between the Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche marked another major milestone for Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. He played in his 1,200th career game! In the 6-3 victory over the Avalanche, The Great Eight scored his fourth goal of the season and career goal No. 734, putting him only eight shy for the fourth-most goals in NHL history.

Ovechkin scored an empty-net goal with just over two minutes remaining in the final period, sealing a 6-3 win for Washington. Forward Tom Wilson and center Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted.

The goal marked his 734th career goal and fourth of the 2021-22 season through the first three games. Ovechkin is eight goals away from passing Brett Hull for the fourth-most goals in league history.

By Della Young

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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 X: @dellayoung
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