Alex Ovechkin Scores 48th Goal of the Season, Ties Teemu Selanne For Most Goals By a Player Aged 36 or Older

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Already having had a milestone 2021-22 regular season, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 48th goal of the year against the Colorado Avalanche, and once more found himself in the NHL record books.

Ovechkin scored his goal at the 13:27 mark of the second period on the power play, assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov and John Carlson.

With his 48th goal in his age 36 season, Ovechkin tied NHL great Teemu Selanne for the most goals scored in a single season aged 36-years old or older; Selanne accomplished the feat in the 2006-07 season.

The Avalanche have also been scored on by the Capitals’ captain 10 times over the course of his career, becoming the 28th franchise on which Ovechkin has lit the lamp. This accomplishment moved him into an exclusive list of players in league history to do so.

The Caps headed into the second intermission up 2-1 against the host Avalanche.

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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3 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Scores 48th Goal of the Season, Ties Teemu Selanne For Most Goals By a Player Aged 36 or Older

  1. Anonymous says:

    They knocked him to the ice, just before. Don’t. Poke. The. Bull.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m still going out on a limb and say 50 goals is a lock. Jinx be damned!

  3. novafyre says:

    “The Avalanche have also been scored on by the Capitals’ captain 10 times over the course of his career, becoming the 28th franchise on which Ovechkin has lit the lamp. ”

    need to add “at least 10 times” to the end of that sentence to make it match the tweet.

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