In case the rock you’re living under doesn’t have an internet connection, you may not have heard that ALEX OVECHKIN HAS SCORED GOAL 700!
Here are all the best reactions and tributes from around the league — from teammates, beleaguered goalies who have given up goals to Ovi, athletes from other sports, media, and fans.
Congratulations, Ovi, on #70Ovechkin.
First, here’s Joe Beninati’s call of the milestone goal.
And here is John Walton’s call from the radio.
The NHL collected all the big milestones that led up to this one.
… as well as every Alex Ovechkin goal. Ever.
And now it’s Twitter’s turn.
The OvechKING! 👑 #700VI #ovechkin pic.twitter.com/PSRomsdQqg
— ФК «Анжи» (@fc_anji) February 22, 2020
Congrats to the Legend @ovi8 on 700 goals. Absolutely amazing!!! #700vi #Legend pic.twitter.com/LFnbvueAhg
— TJ Oshie (@TJOshie77) February 23, 2020
I am happy for Alex — We are all so proud of him! — Read details here — We will celebrate next week against #Winnipeg — Now we need to focus on winning games — Gaining standing points — This is a long period of time of unproductive play. https://t.co/EpHV1CYymr via @NHLdotcom
— Ted Leonsis (@TedLeonsis) February 22, 2020
From Marcel Dionne, welcome to the 700-goals club @ovi8 👏 pic.twitter.com/hy9Iymyxeu
— LA Kings (@LAKings) February 22, 2020
HE DID IT BOYS & GIRLS & BABES!!! #700vi pic.twitter.com/6hJKk9gZzL
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) February 22, 2020
7️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ GOALS FOR ALEX OVECHKIN (@ovi8)‼️
He’s the 8th player in NHL history to reach the mark. pic.twitter.com/9XIu7RrwoV
— NHL (@NHL) February 22, 2020
“Since day 1, they treat me like a family.”
We’re so happy to have you here, Ovi ❤️
Full post-700 interview: https://t.co/MmgOf2nK4H pic.twitter.com/Kin68I71LW
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) February 22, 2020
We are so lucky he is ours!
— Craig Laughlin (@Laughlin18) February 22, 2020
Yassss!!! #Outstanding #Legend #ovi https://t.co/jKkRprafb6
— Julie Donaldson (@JDonaldsonNBCS) February 22, 2020
There. It. Is. Alex Ovechkin has become the eighth player in NHL history to score 700 goals. #Caps
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) February 22, 2020
Alex Ovechkin does it. Goal No. 700. pic.twitter.com/B6zZIBmnkv
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) February 22, 2020
An incredible guy and goal scorer, congrats Ovi on goal 700 https://t.co/gU9H9bG8VL
— Brian Burke (@Burkie2020) February 22, 2020
I cannot believe I convinced everyone to do this. #Ovi700 pic.twitter.com/cbKn3LZXJz
— NYC Caps Crew (@NYCCapsCrew) February 22, 2020
Our @JoeBpXp with GR8 #ALLCAPS 700th Ovechkin goal on @NBCSWashington pic.twitter.com/7p1j6eWZuo
— Alan May (@MayHockeyNBCS) February 22, 2020
.@AdamSpankyEaton sends his congrats on #700 @ovi8! Celebrations soon? pic.twitter.com/hqosdPrvGk
— NBC Sports Nationals (@NBCSNationals) February 22, 2020
Congratulations to the great Alexander Ovechkin on scoring 700 goals! #Great8 #LetsGoCaps pic.twitter.com/10AnhW0ecq
— Gheorghe Muresan (@GeorgeMuresan77) February 23, 2020
Congrats on 700, @ovi8! pic.twitter.com/OQx59i6rIa
— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 22, 2020
.@RyanKerrigan91 sends his congrats, @ovi8 🐐 pic.twitter.com/73GuZwg2gC
— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) February 22, 2020
Malkin on Ovechkin scoring 700 goals: “First, congratulations. We know he’s an amazing player. He never stops. I love his game. He’s like a Russian machine. … I’m happy he scored because I know it’s not easy. Keep it going.” -SK
— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) February 22, 2020
After today’s game, Evgeni Malkin referred to Alex Ovechkin as a “Russian machine.”
— Seth Rorabaugh (@SethRorabaugh) February 22, 2020
Jeez Ovechkin could catch Jagr for third next season…
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) February 22, 2020
Congrats to @ovi8 on breaking 700 goals. Can he catch Wayne Gretzky? I asked some of the greatest goal scorers of past and present. Here’s why they think he will. #NHL @Capitals https://t.co/qbOKFNBd0u
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) February 22, 2020
These are terrific graphs. I believe Ovi will pass Gretzky. Age seems to hold no power over him. https://t.co/m7nOh6U3he
— Mike Lake (@MikeLakeMP) February 23, 2020
I was in Hartford to see Gordie Howe score No. 799. Now, I’m here at the Rock to see Alex Ovechkin join the 700 club. There were a few years in between 😉 Congratulations, Alex!
— E.J. Hradek (@EJHradek_NHL) February 22, 2020
Alex Ovechkin becomes just the 8th player in NHL history to score 700 goals. He did so in 1,144 games.
The only player to do it in fewer games is Wayne Gretzky.
Ovi is also just the 2nd player ever to score 700 goals with 1 team (Gordie Howe with the Red Wings). pic.twitter.com/AukA3nFTs6
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 22, 2020
The New Jersey Devils gave a classy tribute in their arena and online.
Congratulations to @Capitals Alex Ovechkin on his 700th NHL goal. #respect pic.twitter.com/zIOTmnKc7h
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) February 22, 2020
And, finally, a very classy comment from the goalie who will also be featured in every video memory of the moment: Mackenzie Blackwood.
Mackenzie Blackwood said it’s a really cool thing to say he gave up Alex Ovechkin’s 700th. Said if he had given up a bad goal then he might be upset about it but he beat him clean so, ‘You tip your cap.’
— Abbey Mastracco (@AbbeyMastracco) February 22, 2020
(And, semi-finally, a comedic comment from Eddie Lack, the true reason for Alex Ovechkin’s success.)
Congrats on 700 Ovie! Just don’t forget you would be at 695 if I didn’t play in the league.
— Eddie Lack🇸🇪 (@eddielack) February 22, 2020
My parents would also like to add “Congratulations from Penny and Bob!”
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