Alex Ovechkin Ties Dave Andreychuk For Most Career Power Play Goals

Alex Ovechkin scored a power play goal against the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago. The goal was Ovechkin’s 274th power play goal of his NHL career, allowing him to tie Dave Andreychuk for first place on the NHL’s all-time power play goals list.

Ovechkin’s goal marked his 25th career regular season goal against Marc-Andre Fleury, the most goals he has scored against a single goaltender in his career (previously tied with Henrik Lundqvist: 24).

The 36-year-old forward is in his 17th NHL season and played his 1,226th game. He had not scored a power-play goal in seven games, since Nov. 26.

“It’s going to be a very interesting moment for me and, I think, for the League just to get this (record) and be No. 1,” Ovechkin said in November.

Ovechkin has scored five power-play goals among his 21 goals this season. He scored NHL goal No. 750 on Dec. 4 in a 3-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Andreychuk retired in 2006 after playing 1,639 games in 23 NHL seasons.

“If he continued to stay healthy, and wanted to play, he was eventually going to go by me,” Andreychuk said. “So when that day comes, I had a good run. Let’s just say that. It’s been a while. It’s been fun. And to be put in that same class, as Phil Esposito (sixth with 246), Brett Hull (third with 265), and now Alex Ovechkin, I’m so very honored.”

By Diane Doyle

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Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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