It’s still early in the Edmonton Oilers’ final game of the season, and Leon Draisaitl has already scored. Taking a pass from Andrej Sekera, Draisaitl potted goal number 50 just 11 minutes into game 82.
He’s one goal behind Alex Ovechkin and the goal-scoring title.
Deep in the Calgary zone, Sekera wins a puck battle and sets up Draisaitl near the faceoff dot. Draisaitl sinks it and the celebration begins.
HE'S DONE IT! Leon with the absolute SNIPE for his 50th goal of the season! Just the sixth player in the last decade! #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/y9YqJBWCpV
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 7, 2019
Draisaitl is the first non-Ovechkin player to score 50 goals since Steven Stamkos last did it in 2011-12. (Ovechkin has scored 50 goals four times since then.) Draisaitl is the second German-born player in NHL history to score 50 goals, after Dany Heatley. Draisaitl is also the first Oilers player to reach 50 goals since 1987.
Alex Ovechkin has won the Richard Trophy seven times in his career. The goal-scoring title does not have a tiebreaker, so multiple players can win it.
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