Alex Ovechkin’s Game Winning Goal Passes Gordie Howe for Second Place on All Time List

Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal in the Capitals’ 6-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.  The goal was the 122nd game-winner of his career, allowing him to pass Gordie Howe for second place on the all-time list. The only player with more game-winners is Jaromir Jagr, who scored 135.

At 17:14 into the second period, Ovechkin blasted a one-timer past the blocker of Mackenzie Blackwood. John Carlson passed the puck to him from the top. Dylan Strome had the secondary assist.

The goal increased the Capitals’ lead to 4-1. As the Devils scored two more goals during the game, Ovechkin’s goal was the game-winner.

This was Ovechkin’s third goal of the season and the 783rd goal of his career. It was also his 287th career power-play goal.

Monday night’s milestone joins other notable Ovechkin milestones this year, which include passing Brett Hull (158) for sole possession of second place on the all-time list for multi-goal games and passing Doug Gilmour (1,414) in NHL career points.

Ovechkin needs three more goals to tie and four to pass Gordie Howe (786) for the most goals for a single franchise, needs 17 more goals to reach the 800-goal threshold, 18 more goals to tie Howe (801) for second place on the all-time list, and 19 more goals to be in sole possession of second place on the All-Time list.

Ovechkin needs to record four more points to tie Adam Oates (1420) in NHL career points and nine more points to tie Bryan Trottier (1425).

By Diane Doyle

About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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4 Responses to Alex Ovechkin’s Game Winning Goal Passes Gordie Howe for Second Place on All Time List

  1. novafyre says:

    Here we go again. Ovi scores and Diane is here with another Ovi record.

  2. steven says:

    WOW, I cant believe how many records that I have seen Ovie break and by so many different players. What he is doing is truly amazing and astonishing. Ovie is must watch TV!!!!!!

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