Alex Ovechkin has scored the 600th goal of his career, and he did it by crashing the damn net.
The Washington Capitals’ 2-0 win against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday was sleepy, but it was also historic.
According to the New York Times, the Capitals had not won in regulation at San Jose since their first trip to the Shark Tank on October 30, 1993.
That’s an insane 25 years, folks. I was eight-years-old.
When he takes to the ice Monday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ovechkin will etch his name into another franchise record: Most games played.
After the Caps-Blackhawks game, NBC Sports Washington published a stat that is as mind-boggling as it is cruel.
For the first time in his career, Alex Ovechkin, one of the most prolific shooters in NHL history, failed to register a shot attempt in a game. Ovechkin has played 13 seasons in the NHL, suiting up in 978 games.
Despite how down to earth he may seem, Alex Ovechkin‘s play on the ice is anything but relatable.
During the Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild Thursday night, the Caps legend tallied points on four of the team’s five goals, giving him 1,100 (592g, 508a) in his career. Ovechkin also scored his 34th goal in the 57th game of his age-32 season.
Not only is Ovi defying age regression, he has more goals this season than he had all of last season and there’s 25 games left. 👀
Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena, Nicklas Backstrom scored his 200th career goal as a Capital. It was clutch.
Backstrom scored with 42.9 seconds left in the third period to give the Caps a thrilling 3-2 victory over division-rival Columbus.
After becoming the 143rd player ever to tally 500 assists, Alex Ovechkin became the third player ever with 30 goals to in each of his first 13 seasons.
Yeah. It was just that type of game for Ovi.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin makes history almost every night he plays, and Thursday the Russian machine hit another huge milestone.
Ovechkin tallied his 500th career assist on a Nicklas Backstrom power-play goal. The Great 8 became the 143rd player in NHL history to hit the half century mark in assists.
In October, Matthew Barzal began his first full season with the New York Islanders as a virtual unknown. After tallying an assist Tuesday against the Coyotes, the rookie forward made national headlines by registering his 50th point in 49 games this season.
With this point-scoring achievement, Barzal joined a list of only three other rookie players who have accomplished 50 in 50 during the last two decades: Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin.
Lars Eller has scored his 200th career NHL point, and it was a doozy.
With the Caps and Canucks tied at one goal in the first period, Lars Eller defeated a horde of Nucks solo to give Washington the lead and get a big round number in a boxcar stat.
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