Alex Ovechkin scored his 709th career goal after scolding his hockey stick. He now has the 7th most goals in NHL history.
Alex Ovechkin passed Mike Gartner for seventh place on the NHL’s goals list Thursday in a losing effort against the New York Rangers.
Ovechkin scored off a faceoff late in the third period to bring the Capitals within one of New York.
Ultimately, the Capitals lost 4-2.