Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his ninth goal of the season during the Capitals 5-2 beatdown of the New Jersey Devils.
Ovechkin now leads the league in goals by four, but there’s another stat that puts in perspective just how dominant the Russian machine has been so far this season.
Alex Ovechkin has more goals than 8 other NHL teams pic.twitter.com/wbC38F3SdQ
— Cole Padawer (@HKY_Tweets) October 14, 2017
This chart is from the NHL Network Friday night. At the time of his goal (, Ovechkin had more goals than eight entire NHL teams.
By the end of the night, Ovechkin had more goals than seven: Dallas (8), Vancouver (7), Edmonton (7), San Jose (7), Boston (7), Carolina (6), and Montreal (5).
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