Alex Ovechkin Scores 49th Goal of the Season, Passes Teemu Selanne For Most Goals By A Player Aged 36 Or Older

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In a season full of milestones, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin added to his ever-growing list of career achievements on Wednesday night. Ovechkin scored his 49th goal of the year against the Las Vegas Knights, which is now the most goals scored in a single season by a player 36 years of age or older.

Ovechkin scored the milestone goal at 2:57 of the second period, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead.

Ovechkin broke a tie with Teemu Selanne for the record, a milestone that Selanne  achieved during the 2005-06 season.

Ovechkin originally tied Selanne against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night in a game the Capitals won 3-2.

Ovechkin’s goal was also the 779th goal of his career. He now needs just 21 goals to reach the 800 goal mark, 22 more goals to tie Gordie Howe for second place on the all time list, and 23 more to pass Howe.

Wednesday night’s milestone joins other Ovechkin milestones this year, including passing Marcel Dionne (731)Brett Hull  (741), and Jaromir Jagr (766) in career goals, passing Dave Andreychuk in power-play goals, tying Gordie Howe in game-winning goals, tying Gordie Howe in game-opening goals, and moving steadily up the ranks in NHL career points list.

Ovechkin reached the 1400 NHL point milestone, passing numerous greats this season. Most recently he passed Jari Kurri (1,398), Luc Robitaille (1,394), and Brett Hull (1,391).

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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1 Response to Alex Ovechkin Scores 49th Goal of the Season, Passes Teemu Selanne For Most Goals By A Player Aged 36 Or Older

  1. steven says:

    I dont have a recoed book so I have a question…..how many ecords does Ovie hold? As he only needs 115 to pall Gretzky Ill say that us #`…..what are the others and which ones does he have a shot at passing?

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