There’s something about Montreal that brings the best out of Alex Ovechkin. Monday night, Ovechkin had another big night at Bell Center, tallying three points and bringing his career point total to 999.
Ovechkin also scored his 544th career goal, tying Maurice Richard for 29th all time.
After the game, Ovechkin posed with the milestone puck.
“Obviously, it’s a history place and it’s nice to be involved in the history and tie him,” Ovechkin said to Mike Vogel about the game. “Probably one of the best building and best atmosphere in the NHL.”
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 10, 2017
Ovechkin also had this to say on Instagram.
A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on
The Russian machine is also now on a collision course for another huge accomplishment this Wednesday against the Penguins.
“Ovi’s big on those big moments,” Barry Trotz said. “From a standpoint, I think he recognized how great the Rocket was and just tie the record with him in his building would be really special to him. That was really good. Then he got real close to that 1,000th point. I think it’s right that he should do that in Washington in front of his home fans.”
"It means I'm getting old," Alex Ovechkin on reaching significant career milestones.
— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) January 10, 2017
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