By Ian Oland
Alex Ovechkin just hit another big milestone.
With his second-period assist, Ovechkin registered his 1,300th career point. Ovi is the 35th player in NHL history to reach the mark.
Slamajamma Oshie pic.twitter.com/yKtPlMNOod
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 17, 2021
Ovi received a secondary assist on a TJ Oshie goal. Ovi carried the puck up the ice and passed to Evgeny Kuznetsov who hit the post on a shot. Oshie potted the rebound to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead.
According to the Capitals PR, Ovechkin is the 20th player in NHL history to reach the mark in fewer than 1,200 games played (1,177), and only Brett Hull (705g) reached the mark with at least 700 goals scored. Ovechkin is the second active player to reach the mark.
Alex Ovechkin recorded the secondary assist on Oshie’s goal, marking his 1,300th career point. He becomes the 35th player in NHL history and the second active player to reach the 1,300-point milestone. pic.twitter.com/9hcBq7eI8d
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 17, 2021
Update: Alex Ovechkin also scored a goal in the second period, marking his second big milestone of the game. Ovechkin passed Phil Esposito for sixth all-time in goals. He now has 1,301 points.
No team is safe from @ovi8’s scoring prowess. 🔥
Here’s a look at how many of his 1301 career points he’s put up against each @NHL team. #NHLonSN | #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/QkKJv4qkfU
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 17, 2021
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