Every goal Alex Ovechkin scores from now until he retires will further determine his place in history.
Thursday night at Prudential Center, the Russian machine scored his 548th career goal, tying him for 28th place all-time with Chicago Blackhawks legend Michel Goulet.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 27, 2017
Ovechkin scored unassisted after forcing a turnover from Devils defenseman Kyle Quincey. Ovi took the puck, deked, and roofed the puck past Keith Kinkaid TJ Oshie-style.
And another look at the celly.
Despite receiving two minutes less ice time per game than his career average, Ovechkin now has 23 goals on the season, tied for fourth best in the league. Only Sidney Crosby (28), Cam Atkison (24), and Jeff Carter (24) have more tallies.
Also, because we’re such big fan of 8’s, this is also pertinent. Ovechkin’s tally came in his 888th career NHL game.
The legend Ovechkin tied, Michel Goulet, was one of the most prolific goal scorers in the 80s with the Quebec Nordiques and Chicago Blackhawks. Goulet was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998.
Next up on the list: Ron Francis.
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