Alex Ovechkin’s 750th goal came against rookie Daniil Tarasov. Ovi played against his father, Vadim, back in Russia and scored on him too.
Alex Ovechkin scored his milestone 750th career goal on Saturday night, wristing a puck 86 MPH to the far side of the net. Ovechkin’s goal came on 22-year-old rookie goaltender Daniil Tarasov, playing in only his second career NHL game for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
After the final horn blew, Ovechkin was asked about his goal by NBC Sports Washington’s Al Koken on the Capitals bench.
“I just try to do my job, you know?” he said.
Later, in the interview room, Ovechkin observed of Daniil that “I think I played against his father back in Russia.”