The NHL suspended its season on Thursday after the coronavirus outbreak officially became a pandemic.
It’s unknown how long the season will pause or how many, if any, regular-season games will be sacrificed. What we do know is that if the NHL eventually decides to end the regular season as it stands right now, the Capitals would win the Metropolitan Division for the fifth-straight season and Alex Ovechkin would finish tied with David Pastrnak for the most goals in the NHL with 48.
While Ovechkin would be robbed of scoring 50 goals for a ninth time, he would win the Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy for an NHL record ninth time. And according to TSN’s Stats Centre, Ovechkin, during his age 34 season, would have had one of the most prolific seasons, in terms of goal-scoring, in the last 32 years.
Possibly now unable to tie the NHL's career 50-goal seasons record (9) due to 2019-20's suspension, @Capitals legend Alex Ovechkin would still tie for another goal scoring crown & finish on this list of productive players going back 32 years pic.twitter.com/CIUMVzDVLc
— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) March 13, 2020
According to Stats Centre, Ovechkin would have the seventh-best goal-scoring season in the last 32 years among players who played less than 70 games. Again, Ovi did this in his age-34 season, when most goal-scorers are facing the twilight of their careers. For Ovechkin, apparently, he’s just getting started.
Hopefully, there will be more goals to come.
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