Entering Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Alex Ovechkin sat on point number 1199 for his career.
He just hit 1,200.
Ovechkin recorded point number 1,200 on a primary assist on a John Carlson powerplay goal. Ovi ripped a shot from the point. Carlson banged the rebound past Penguins goaltender Matt Murray to make it 4-3 Pens late in the third period.
Here’s another look.
Ovechkin becomes the 49th player ever to hit the 1200-point plateau, joining rival superstar Sidney Crosby who hit the mark on March 5 against the Florida Panthers.
Going into Tuesday night’s game, Ovechkin and fellow Russian Evgeni Malkin were both sitting on milestone point totals. Malkin was two points away from 1000 career NHL points ahead of Tuesday’s game. Malkin hit 1000 points on an assist on a Phil Kessel powerplay goal.
Only one player had more goals than Ovechkin when reaching 1200 points: Brett Hull.
Alex Ovechkin's 653 goals is the second-most goals in NHL history by a player at the time of their 1,200th career point (653g, 547a), behind only Brett Hull (656g, 544a).
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 13, 2019
Ovechkin becomes the seventh European ever to reach the mark.
Ovechkin had an assist tonight to reach that mark. Other Europeans to do so: Jaromir Jagr (1921), Stan Mikita (1467), Teemu Selanne (1457), Jari Kurri (1398), Mats Sundin (1349) & Peter Stastny (1239) https://t.co/DljoRfQrcf
— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) March 13, 2019
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