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

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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