Road Goal Warrior — Alex Ovechkin Passes Wayne Gretzky For Most Goals On The Road

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With two first-period goals on Monday night against the Vancouver Canucks, Alex Ovechkin has now passed Wayne Gretzky for first place for most career goals scored on the road.

Ovechkin scored his first goal at 5:35 of the first period, which was unassisted. The goal put the Capitals ahead 1-0. The goal was Ovechkin’s 12th goal of the season and the 792nd of his career. It also tied Gretzky for most road goals (401).

It was also his 135th time having scored the game’s opening goal, tying him with Jaromir Jagr for the most in NHL history.

He added his second goal at 11:52 of the first period which extended the Capitals’ lead to 2-0 and came on assists from Dylan Strome and Anthony Mantha.

The goal was the 793rd of his career and also marked his second multi-goal game this season and the 160th multi-goal game of his career. Gretzky (189) is the only player in NHL history with more multi-goal games.

He is just seven goals away from reaching the 800-goal threshold and just nine goals away from passing Gordie Howe (801) for sole possession of second place on the all-time list.

Ovechkin now has 1,433 NHL career points which is seven points behind Sidney Crosby (1,440) for 17th place on the all-time list. Teemu Selanne, at 16th, scored 1,457 NHL points.

Ovechkin’s first goal of the game on Vancouver’s Spencer Martin also gave The Great Eight yet another victim, the 165th different netminder on which he’s scored in his career. In doing so, he passed Mark Messier for third-most goaltenders scored on all-time, traoling only Jagr (178) and Patrick Marleau (177).

By Diane Doyle

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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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