Alex Ovechkin Scores On Tristan Jarry, The 158th Different Goaltender In His NHL Career, Now 4th On All-Time List


Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin recorded his 774th career goal in the second period of Saturday’s Capitals-Penguins matinee, tying the game 3-3. The goal was Ovechkin’s first on Penguins’ netminder Tristan Jarry, marking the 158th different goaltender Ovechkin has scored on in his career.

With the goal against his 158th different goaltender, Ovechkin has passed Ron Francis for the fourth-most goaltenders scored on in NHL history. Ovechkin now just trails Jaromir Jagr (178), Patrick Marleau (177) and Mark Messier (164) on the all-time list.There have been 6,720 skaters in NHL history with 158 or fewer goals in their careers.

In addition, it was Ovechkin’s 44th goal of the season. That ties Gordie Howe for the second-most goals in NHL history by a player aged 36 or older in a season. He now just trails Teemu Selanne (48g in 2006-07, aged 36).

Alex Ovechkin now needs 28 goals to pass Gordie Howe for 2nd all-time and 121 goals to pass Wayne Gretzky for most all-time.

Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Scores On Tristan Jarry, The 158th Different Goaltender In His NHL Career, Now 4th On All-Time List

  1. Anonymous says:

    We need that record, too!

  2. Diane Doyle says:

    One more game winner, he passes Gordie Howe for 2nd place in that department

  3. Diane Doyle says:

    According to Tom Gulitti, this goal of Ovi’s was his 15th PPG of the season. It’s the 12th time in his 17 NHL seasons that he’s scored at least that many PPG.

    No other player in NHL history has more than 8 seasons with at least 15 PPG.

    Amazing!

    In any case, Ovi scored a PPG at PPG arena and it was probably reported by an unhappy writer for PPG (Pittsburgh Sports Gazette)

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