Alex Ovechkin Scores Power Play Goal Against San Jose Sharks — 743rd Career Goal And 272nd On The Power Play

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Alex Ovechkin scored a power play goal 13:58 into the first period against the San Jose Sharks Saturday night, giving the Capitals an early 2-0 lead. It was his thirteenth goal of the season and 743rd in his career. It was also the 272nd power play goal of his career, leaving him just two shy of Dave Andreychuk’s NHL career record of 274 power play goals.

Ovechkin’s goal came 29 seconds into the power play. He was assisted by John Carlson (12 assists) and T.J. Oshie (3).

The assist by Carlson was the 419th of his career, which allowed him to move into third place for all time career assists in Capitals franchise history, passing Michal Pivonka, who had 418.

Excluding Vegas and Seattle, the Capitals are the only franchise with their top-three assist leaders in franchise history on their active roster (1. Nicklas Backstrom: 722a; 2. Alex Ovechkin: 604a).

Just three more power play goals for Ovechkin and he will pass Andreychuk for the NHL All Time Record.

Ovechkin’s first period goal was his first career goal scored on goaltender Adin Hill, the 151st different goaltender Ovechkin has scored on in his career.

T.J. Oshie recorded the secondary assist on Ovechkin’s goal. Oshie has recorded seven points (4g, 3a) in eight games this season.

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1 Response to Alex Ovechkin Scores Power Play Goal Against San Jose Sharks — 743rd Career Goal And 272nd On The Power Play

  1. novafyre says:

    Dave is the Alan May of the Bally Sports Sun coverage of the Lightning and when the Caps were in Tampa mentioned that he expected Ovi to pass him quickly. Dave was the Bolts’ captain when they won their first Cup in 2004 and has a bronze statue in Thunder Alley outside Amalie Arena. He is also the Lightning’s Vice President of Corporate & Community Affairs.

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