Alex Ovechkin was honored for scoring the second-most goals in NHL history and made some more history on that same night. He scored a goal against the Blue Jackets which meant he had 40+ goals for an impressive 13th straight season!
At first, Dylan Strome was thought to have scored a goal but after looking back, it turns out that Nick Blankenburg from the Blue Jackets got it in instead. Ovechkin was given credit though, which was his 820th career goal and brings him just 75 away from breaking Wayne Gretzky’s record for most goals ever scored. The current number of players who have had 40-goal seasons are: Alex Ovechkin (13), Wayne Gretzky (12), and Mario Lemieux and Marcel Dionne (10).
Alex Ovechkin is an incredible hockey player and he has made himself stand out from the other players since his debut in 2005-06. No one else has had more than six 40-goal seasons like he’s achieved. Also, he’s tied with two greats when it comes to having the most 50-goal seasons, which is nine. There are only 10 games left for him and his team and he seems to be performing better as those games approach; Ovechkin scored four goals in the last four games leading up to Tuesday’s game!