With 49 goals in his age-32 season, Alex Ovechkin will secure his seventh goal-scoring title to win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy*. Just another notch for the greatest scoring boy in the history of the sport.
Alex Ovechkin scored his League-leading 48th and 49th goals of 2017-18 to help the @Capitals conclude the season with a 12-3-0 record in their final 15 games. #NHLStats #NJDvsWSH pic.twitter.com/ASZIfPAhdV
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 8, 2018
Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets will be your runner up with 44 goals, a valiant effort for a talented young player, but once again it’s Ovi’s year.
Ovechkin began his season with a hat trick, then followed it up with a four-goal game in his second of the season. Forty-two goals followed in a scoring renaissance by the Great Eight, with two coming in the final game.
Ovi previously won the Richard in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16.
Note: We reserve the right to update this story if William Karlsson somehow scores seven goals tonight.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.