Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin continues his quest to score the most career goals in the National Hockey League (NHL), while improving records he already owns.
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The Russian settled the debate in overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. His 10th goal of the campaign gave his side a 3-2 win. At the same time, the famous number 8 scored his 25th overtime goal in the NHL regular season, which represents a high in the history of the Bettman circuit. However, he had not accomplished the feat since January 30, 2021.
“It’s especially important to get the two points in the standings, especially since we were in trouble and we were in a precarious situation,” commented the team captain to the official website of the “Caps”, thus preferring to watch the game. collective aspect of its success.
Also, the veteran beat a 164th different goaltender, Felix Sandstrom, in career. He ranks third in the NHL in this chapter, tied with Mark Messier. The leader is Jaromir Jagr at 178, followed by Patrick Marleau (177).
Elsewhere, with 790 goals, Ovechkin is 11 behind Gordie Howe in second place, while Wayne Gretzky is first at 894. He will look to add to his tally when the Calgary Flames play in the U.S. capital on Friday. .
Fans of the Montreal Canadiens will have to wait until April 6 before seeing the renowned hockey player play at the Bell Center again, because the Capitals will only play there once in 2022-2023.