Nicklas Backstrom moved into second place on the Capitals all-time points list, but Alex Ovechkin achieved some major history himself.
After scoring an empty-net goal with 22 seconds left, Ovechkin tied two-time Stanley Cup champion Joe Sakic and Jarome Iginla for 15th on the all-time goals list with 625 goals.
Ovechkin scored his empty-netter after Backstrom and Wilson sprung him loose in the defensive zone.
Look at Ovi chug those legs.
After tying for the league lead in goals on Saturday, Ovechkin (18) now trails David Patrnak and Patrik Laine who both have 19 goals.
According to ESPN, Ovi is projected to score over 60 goals and hit nearly 100 points this season, numbers he hasn’t reached since he was in his early 20s.
Ovechkin is now on a three-game goal streak.
Alex Ovechkin of the @Capitals scored the 625th goal of his NHL career to tie Jarome Iginla and Joe Sakic for 15th place on the League’s all-time list.#NHLStats: https://t.co/PiaoVhI3lm #WSHvsNYI pic.twitter.com/YJHrvXsCmt
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 27, 2018
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under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license.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.