Alex Ovechkin has scored milestone goals in two straight games. Monday night in Montreal, Alex Ovechkin tied Maurice “Rocket” Richard with his 544th career goal and posed with the puck after the game. Wednesday at Verizon Center, Ovechkin passed Richard and recorded his 1,000th career point after scoring 35 seconds into the first period.
Afterwards, Ovechkin took a photo with the two players who joined him on the scoresheet for the goal, Nicklas Backstrom and TJ Oshie.
Appropriately enough, Backstrom tallied the primary assist on the goal – just like he’s done many times before over the last decade.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 12, 2017
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