Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores League-Leading 27th Goal of the Season; Passes Mike Modano for the 24th-Most Points In NHL History

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The Great Eight continues staying hot. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 27th goal of the season Tuesday night as the team clashed with the Winnipeg Jets at Capital One Arena. He now leads the league in goals and has passed Mike Modano (1,374) for the 24th-most points in NHL history.

After the Jets took an early 2-0 lead in the first period, Ovechkin got the Capitals on the board at the 16:58 mark, making it a 2-1 game. Right-wing Garnet Hathaway assisted, marking his seventh assist of the season and 14th point.

As mentioned, he now leads the league in goals with twenty-seven.

Additionally, Ovechkin has passed Modano (1,374) for the 24th-most points in NHL history.

Photo: @Capitals

The Capitals trail the Jets 2-1 at the end of the first period.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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