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On the night the Detroit Red Wings celebrated the 25th anniversary of their 1997 Stanley Cup victory, and on which he met the son of NHL great Gordie Howe, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin made history in the city in which “Mr. Hockey” spent most of his playing career.
With a second period goal against the Red Wings, Ovechkin tied Howe for having scored the most goals with one team, scoring his 786th career goal in a Washington sweater.
No. 786 for Alex Ovechkin as he ties Gordie Howe for the most goals with one franchise.
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— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) November 4, 2022
This was Ovechkin’s sixth goal of the season and the 786th goal of his career and tied Adam Oates (a former Capitals player and Head Coach) in career points with 1,420.
Thursday night’s milestone joins other notable Ovechkin milestones this year, which include passing Gordie Howe for second place on the All-Time List in game-winning goals, 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. He is now five behind Bryan Trottier on the all-time list.
Ovechkin now sits second in Road Goals Scored with 400, trailing only Wayne Gretzky in NHL history.
The goal also marked Ovechkin’s 400th career goal he has scored on the road, trailing only Wayne Gretzky (402) for the most in NHL history.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 4, 2022
Ovechkin is just 16 goals away from passing Howe, who played 1,687 games over 25 seasons with Detroit, for second all-time in Goals Scored (Howe sits behind Gretzky’s 894 with 801).
The Red Wings highlighted the milestone in-game on their jumbotron, in a nod to the Capitals’ captain.
— Sergey Kocharov (@SergeyKocharov) November 4, 2022
By Michael Fleetwood