Putting In the Hours At the Office: Alex Ovechkin Becomes the NHL’s All-Time Shots on Goal Leader

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With a six-plus shot performance against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin became the National Hockey League’s all-time leader in Shots on Goal, surpassing Hall of Famer Ray Bourque.

Ovechkin surpassed Bourque, who retired in 2001, in the third period of the Caps’ game against the Sens on December 22. Since his rookie season of 2005-06, The Great Eight has led the league in shots by a considerable margin.

The Capitals’ captain entered the night four shots on net short of tying Bourque for the most all-time, and surpassed the Hall of Fame defenseman by accruing his fifth shot on Ottawa goalie Cam Talbot.

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. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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