With 2:32 left in the first period, Alex Ovechkin did what he’s done so many times before: score an power play goal from his office. The Russian machine ripped a wrist shot off Blues goaltender Carter Hutton and in.
The power play marker was Ovi’s tenth of the season and puts him one-goal away from an exclusive list.
— #CapsGiving (@Capitals) November 24, 2016
Ovi’s goal was set up by Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom.
How do you stop that? Seriously.
According to the Caps PR, Ovechkin’s power play goal was the 199th of his career. When the Russian machine tallies number 200, Ovechkin will become the 18th player in NHL history to do so. And that club is elite: almost everyone on this list is a Hall of Famer.
Via Quant Hockey
Unbelievably, Ovechkin has scored 19 or more power play goals in six of his 12 seasons in the NHL.
Later in the second period, Ovechkin scored again, rifling a one-timer into the net for career goal number 536.
SOMEONE COVER OVECHKIN pic.twitter.com/KqEu1UgpDH
— NHL (@NHL) November 24, 2016
It’s Ovi’s 110th multi-goal game.
Ovi has now scored a goal in three of his last four games (11/16-11/23: 3g). He’s also scored a PPG in two straight.
And for those of you who have that fancy Ovi point tallying bobblehead, Ovi now has 981 points: 19 away from 1,000 in his career.
#Caps Alex Ovechkin ranks first in the NHL in multi-goal games (110) since 1995-96 (His first NHL season was 2005-06).
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 24, 2016
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