Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goals No. 736, 737 Against Senators; Five Goals Shy Of Passing Brett Hull For The Fourth-most Goals In NHL History

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored career goals No. 736 and 737 in the crazy 7-5 win over the Ottawa Senators Monday night at Canadian Tire Centre. He is now five goals away from passing Brett Hull for the fourth-most goals in NHL history.

After the Capitals’ 4-1 lead dwindled as the Senators scored three times throughout the second period, Ovechkin scored on a breakaway at the 16:27 mark to give Washington back the lead, 5-4.

It was his sixth goal of the season and career goal No. 736 for the Great Eight. In addition, his goal was his first career goal scored on goaltender Filip Gustavsson, the 149th different goaltender Ovechkin has scored on in his career. There have been 6,581 skaters in NHL history who have scored 149 or fewer goals in their career.

Ovechkin also passed Stan Mikita for the second-most career road points recorded by a European-born player in NHL regular-season history.

His second of the night would come at the 10:46 mark in the final frame, giving the Capitals a 7-5 lead. Forward Tom Wilson assisted.

His seventh goal of the 2021-22 campaign would mark career goal No. 737 and now five goals away from passing Brett Hull for the fourth-most goals in NHL history.

Tonight was Ovechkin’s second multi-goal game of the season and the 151st of his career, which ranks fourth in NHL history (Mario Lemieux: 154; Brett Hull: 158; Wayne Gretzky: 189).

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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1 Response to Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goals No. 736, 737 Against Senators; Five Goals Shy Of Passing Brett Hull For The Fourth-most Goals In NHL History

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ovi is on fire!

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