Capitals pause game to air Mark Howe’s congratulatory words for Alex Ovechkin passing his father on all-time goals list
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin further cemented his place in the hockey history books on Friday night as he scored twice against the Winnipeg Jets to fully overtake Gordie Howe for sole possession of the second-most goals scored in NHL history.
He first snapped the tying marker past Jets goaltender David Rittich and then leaped over Howe with a no-look empty netter to seal a Caps victory.
Immediately after Ovi scored career goal number 802, the Capitals stopped the game with a minute left in regulation to air a congratulatory message from Howe’s son Mark on the jumbotron.
By Chris Cerullo 3 months ago