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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Discusses Possibly Catching Wayne Gretzky’s Goal Record

Photo: SI Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin discussed catching Wayne Gretzky’s record for the most goals in league history (894) with Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Freidman in an interview that was published this week. The forward, who will turn 34 a week … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Wins 8th Rocket Richard Trophy; Sets Record For Most Times Leading League in Goals

Alex Ovechkin added one more record to his arsenal of recoreds set during the 2018-19 season.  He led the NHL in goals, once again, this time with 51 goals.  This is the eighth time he has led the league in … Continue reading

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Capitals Alex Ovechkin Scores 50th Goal of Season; Moves Up NHL Record Books…Again

Photo: NHL via Getty Images After what seemed like an eternity, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin notched his 50th goal of the 2018-19 season at the 14:35 mark of the third period of play against the Tampa Bay Lightning, adding another … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Goal for His 10th 40-goal Season; Joins Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Marcel Dionne As the Only Players Ever to Do So

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images In the Capitals’ Sunday night game against the Anaheim Ducks, captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 40th goal of the season, his 10th 40-goal season of his career.

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Alex Ovechkin: Once in Nearly a Century

Graphic: @Smittysdesigns When Alexander Ovechkin was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2004, he was expected to be a generational talent, much like NHL greats Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky. And while both of those players were adept at scoring … Continue reading

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Top 20 Dates in United States Hockey History

Photo: United States Hockey Hall of Fame Over the years, ice hockey has grown substantially in the United States and it comes as a result of the success of the country’s international teams. From the Olympics to World Junior Championships, … Continue reading

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Is Alexander Ovechkin a better Goal Scorer than Wayne Gretzky?, A Look at the Numbers

  Obviously it would be impossible to tell who the better goal scorer is because Ovechkin didn’t play in the 80’s and Gretzky doesn’t play now.  But it’s fun to think about because Ovechkin and Gretzky are two of the … Continue reading

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