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On an evening wherein he was honored pre-game for passing Gordie Howe for second-most targets in NHL historical past, Alex Ovechkin handed Wayne Gretzky for one more NHL file. The Capitals star scored within the first interval towards the Blue Jackets, marking his thirteenth season with not less than 40 targets. Here was the tally:
The objective was initially given to Dylan Strome, with an help from Ovechkin, however after assessment, it was decided that Blue Jackets defender Nick Blankenburg deflected the puck into the objective, not Strome. It was Ovechkin’s 820th profession objective, which places him 75 behind passing Gretzky for the all-time targets file.
Here’s the up to date checklist of gamers with probably the most 40-goal seasons in NHL historical past.
Alex Ovechkin — 13Wayne Gretzky — 12Mario Lemieux, Marcel Dionne — 10
Perhaps simply as spectacular is the hole Ovechkin has created between himself and his friends. Since Ovechkin debuted in 2005-06, no different participant has had greater than six 40-goal seasons (Steven Stamkos).
Looking forward, Ovechkin is tied with Gretzky and Mike Bossy for many profession 50-goal seasons with 9. The Capitals have solely 10 video games remaining after Tuesday’s contest, however Ovechkin is heating up on the proper time. Through the first-period objective Tuesday, he has 4 targets in his final 4 video games.
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