Alex Ovechkin scored his 900th point Tuesday night in a brilliant 6-2 Caps win. It’s a milestone that has never been accomplished by a Capitals’ player in the franchise’s 41-year history. Ovechkin (764 games) is is also the second-fastest to reach the 900-point mark among active players (Jaromir Jagr 681).
“It’s a huge milestone,” Ovechkin said to The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan. “I love my teammates. It’s hard to do by yourself in this league.”
“I didn’t know it was my 900th,” he continued. “It’s a special moment for me.”
Ovechkin posed with his 900th point puck after the game. The two players who assisted on the play– Evgeny Kuznetsov, who won a defensive zone face-off, and Brooks Orpik, who wrapped a pass down the boards to Ovechkin –also were in the picture. Kuznetsov sported a Russian smile while Orpik cheesed big for the camera.
Ovechkin’s teammates were impressed.
“It’s absolutely amazing and impressive,” Nicklas Backstrom said. “His shot, it’s amazing. He keeps scoring almost every game. It’s impressive what he’s done so far, but he’s not done yet.”
“It’s a big milestone for him. He’s just that kind of guy [where] he makes a goal and he moves on. He’s got higher goals I think.”
Meanwhile, Ovechkin’s current center on the first line, Evgeny Kuznetsov, believes his comrade has many more big nights in front of him.
“I’m always happy for him,” he said. “It’s great, 900 points. I think a couple hundreds more for him.”
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— Michael Latta (@Latta17) October 21, 2015
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