Alex Ovechkin Reaches 30-Goal Mark For the 16th Time, Second-Most in NHL History

Washington Capitals captain and left wing Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the 2021-22 NHL regular season against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night, reaching the mark for the 16th time in his career. Ovechkin also added an empty-net goal to reach 31 goals on the season.

Ovechkin’s 16th seasons of 30 goals are the second-most in NHL history, behind only former Capitals forward Mike Gartner, who has 17.

The goal came at the 4:33 mark of the third period, assisted by John Carlson and Tom Wilson.

In addition to having the second-most 30-goal seasons in league history, Ovechkin is the only player to do so with one team.

Ovechkin entered play fourth in the league in Goals Scored and added an empty-net goal at the end of the team’s 4-1 victory for his 31st goal in 49 Games Played. It marked his 497th even-strength goal, surpassing Marcel Dionne for fourth-most in NHL history. It also puts him two multi-goal games shy of tying Brett Hull for second-most all-time.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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1 Response to Alex Ovechkin Reaches 30-Goal Mark For the 16th Time, Second-Most in NHL History

  1. steven says:

    5 moregoals to catch Jagr and 133 to catch #99. Figuring he should score atleast 10 more goals this year giving him a total of 771 and passing Jagr into 3rd place all time. That would leave him with needing 123 goals over the next 4 years an average of 31 goals a year. He can do it!!!!!!

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