Since it’s late August and there’s nothing else better to do, the NHL tweeted out a chart which shows who’s scored the most goals over the last five seasons. This will not surprise you, but Alex Ovechkin is the leader.
But it’s the sheer number of goals that Ovechkin leads by which is truly astonishing.
— NHL (@NHL) August 26, 2019
Ovechkin has scored 53 more goals than second-place John Tavares. And oh yeah, this.
So you’re saying he literally could’ve taken last year off and would STILL have more goals than anybody else in the league? Damn.
— keyvman (@keyvman) August 26, 2019
During this time span, the Great Eight has scored over 50 goals three times, winning the Rocket Richard Trophy for most goals four out of the five years. Let’s go to the charts to really absorb this.
In 2019 during his age 33 season, Ovi scored 51 goals, one more than Leon Draisaitl.
In 2018, he scored five more than Patrik Laine.
In 2017, Ovechkin had only the 15th most goals in the league (33) and finished 11 goals behind the league leader, Sidney Crosby.
In 2016, he scored 4 more than Patrick Kane.
And in 2015, he scored 10 more goals than Steve Stamkos.
So basically, Ovi’s a Goal-Scoring God and everyone else is mortal. We should call him the Russian God of Thunder because his clappers are so booming.
Headlinne photo: NHL
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