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Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin scored his 32nd goal of the 2022-23 regular season, and in doing so, continued not only his chase of Wayne Gretzky’s all-time Goals Scored record, but also climbed up another Goals list in the process.
Ovechkin notched the goal in the first period of the Caps’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena, assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 27, 2023
The goal marked the 812th of Ovechkin’s career and the 401st goal he has scored at home, tying him with former Capitals forward Mike Gartner for the fourth-most goals scored at home in NHL history.He also added to his NHL record of game-opening goals.
Ovechkin, already the NHL’s all-time leader in game-opening goals, scores his 139th career game-opening goal.
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Ovechkin also recorded the 10th power play goal he has scored this season, extending to his NHL-record of career seasons with 10 or more PPGs.
With his 10th power play goal of the campaign, Alex Ovechkin has extended his NHL record of 16 seasons with 10+ PP goals – two more than any other player in league history.
— Matt Weyrich (@ByMattWeyrich) January 27, 2023
Ovechkin also tied Steve Yzerman in first period goals.
By Michael Fleetwood