So. Alex Ovechkin has scored his 40th goal of the season.
Guess from where.
The captain himself drew the penalty, a trip from Hampus Lindholm. The power play was just one second from expiring when John Carlson’s pass found the Ovi spot.
Ducks goalie Ryan Miller didn’t stand a chance.
There was hugging.
Just 59 games into the season, Ovechkin has hit the 40-goal mark again. It’s the 10th time he’s gotten here, joining the company of just three other NHL players: Wayne Gretzky, who did 12 times; and Marcel Dionne and Mario Lemieux, who did it 10 seasons.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 18, 2019
Ovechkin has a four-goal lead on Buffalo’s Jeff Skinner in the Rocket Richard race.
Alex Ovechkin — Games played needed to reach 40 goals
*Scored 50 goals in 72 games.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) February 18, 2019
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