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Alex Ovechkin Scores 50th Goal Of The Season; Ties Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy For Most Seasons With 50 or More Goals

Photo: NHL Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the year against the Las Vegas Knights on Wednesday. This was the ninth season of his career of scoring 50 or more goals, tying a record currently held … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 49th Goal of the Season, Passes Teemu Selanne For Most Goals By A Player Aged 36 Or Older

Photo by Zak Krill/NHLI via Getty Images In a season full of milestones, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin added to his ever-growing list of career achievements on Wednesday night. Ovechkin scored his 49th goal of the year against the Las … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Records 131st Career Game-Opening Goal, Tied For Second On All-Time List

Photo: Nick Wass/AP Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored the game’s first goal in the Capitals’ 9-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. It’s the 131st time in his career that he’s scored the game’s first goal, tying … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Records 1,400th NHL Point With 43rd Goal of 2021-22 Season

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Alex Ovechkin recorded his 1,400th NHL point against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday Night.  He earned it when he scored a goal at 15:10 of the first period.

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Alex Ovechkin’s Game Winning Goal Ties Gordie Howe for Second Place on All Time List — Ties Jari Kurri in NHL Points

Photo by John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Image Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal in the Capitals’ 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. The goal was the 121st game-winner of his career, tying him with Gordie Howe … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Passes Luc Robitaille for Most Career Points By Left Winger and Is Now 22nd in Overall Points

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored a game-tying power play goal in the third period of Friday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The goal was his 1,395th career NHL point, allowing him to … Continue reading

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No. 8 at Number 3: Alex Ovechkin Scores 767th Career Goal to Pass Jaromir Jagr for Third Place in NHL History

Photo: Robb Carr/NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 767th career goal against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. The goal moved him ahead of one-time Capital Jaromir Jagr (766) for sole possession of third … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz Earns 900th Career Win

Photo: Bill Greenblatt/UPI The New York Islanders’ victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night marked head coach Barry Trotz’ 900th career win. Trotz, who coached the Washington Capitals to a Stanley Cup victory in 2018, became just the third … Continue reading

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‘Russian’ to Capitals Career Milestones Against The Canucks: Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images Many fans watching Friday’s Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks game were anticipating Alex Ovechkin scoring his 767th career goal, which would have moved him past Jaromir Jagr for sole possession of third place on … Continue reading

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n1cKy Points – Nicklas Backstrom Records 1,000th Career Point Against the Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Just one game after playing in his 1,000th game with teammate Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom became just the second player in franchise history to reach 1,000 career points.

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