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A Review Of Past Goal-Scoring “Graybeards”, And What It Could Mean For Alex Ovechkin And His March To Pass Wayne Gretzky

Alex Ovechkin, 36, has scored 780 goals during his NHL career, with 50 of those goals goals coming just last season. We recently examined Ovechkin’s scoring rates and goals per game rates in order to project a probable point in which he … Continue reading

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The Road To 895: How Alex Ovechkin Will Break Wayne Gretzky’s Record By 2026

As it stands today, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin sits 115 goals away from the top of the goal-scoring mountain of 895 goals to surpass Wayne Gretzky’s longstanding record of 894 career goals. While most in the hockey world never … Continue reading

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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 Passes Gordie Howe for Second Place In Goals Scored By Player Over 36 Years Of Age; Ties Pavel Bure’s Record For Empty Net Goals

Photo: John McCreary/Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored an empty net goal at 19:58 of the third period in the Capitals 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. The tally gave the Capitals a much-needed insurance goal, … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 40th Goal Of The Season, Ties Wayne Gretzky For Most 40-Goal Seasons

Trailing 2-0 against the Dallas Stars early in the second period, the Washington Capitals finally got on the scoreboard with a power play goal from Alex Ovechkin. The goal was the 40th of the season for the Great Eight.

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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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Retro Recap – All-Star Game At The Capital Centre – February 9, 1982

On February 9, 1982, the NHL All-Star game came to the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. It marked the first and only time that the All-Star game took place in the Washington DC area.

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Sidney Crosby Says He Hopes Alex Ovechkin Breaks Wayne Gretzky’s All-Time Goals Record

Photo: NHL via Getty Images It’s seems hard to believe, but this season will be the 17th season in which Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby have done battle against each other in the NHL. And, although they have been fierce … Continue reading

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‘Sportsbook Review’ Projects Goal Totals For Alex Ovechkin Over The Next Five Seasons

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin currently sits 6th on the NHL’s all-time goals scored list with 730 career goals. Ovechkin inked a new deal at the end of July, giving him at least five more seasons to break Wayne Gretzky’s … Continue reading

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Hockey and All That: 2021 Offseason Edition

Photo: Alex Ovechkin What an offseason so far! While the offseason between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons is shorter than usual, it’s been somewhat eventful. The flat salary cap has given General Managers incentive to jettison players they would normally … Continue reading

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