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Alex Ovechkin’s 783rd career goal moves him past Gordie Howe for second most goals in NHL history

Alex Ovechkin’s 783rd career goal moves him past Gordie Howe for second most goals in NHL history

Alex Ovechkin scored for the second time in seven games this season. The goal was historic.

The Great Eight’s scored a goal from their office on the power play. The goal gave the Caps a 4-1 lead in the second period over the New Jersey Devils. After two New Jersey goals in the third period, Ovechkin’s tally ended up being the game-winner in the Caps’ 6-3 victory.

The GWG was Ovechkin’s 122nd career death Gordie Howe for the second most in NHL history. Ovechkin trails only Jaromir Jagr (135) for the record.

The power play strike came in a fairly typical, almost machine-like manner. Dylan Strome, playing Nicklas Backstrom’s usual half-wall role, started the play with a pass to John Carlson headed to the point of the 1-3-1 formation. Carlson then slid the puck to Ovi and the rest played out exactly as you remember.

The shot went over the short side of MacKenzie Blackwood and was Ovi’s sixth goal in 11 games against the Devils’ goaltender.

Ovechkin’s power-play goal was also the team’s sixth with the man advantage in the last five games. The tally was the third of four goals the Caps scored in the second, giving them three separate four-goal stretches this season.

The score was also Ovi’s NHL record 287th goal, moving him 19 goals to pass Howe (801) for the second most goals in NHL history. It also moves him just four goals shy of passing Howe (786g) for most goals with one franchise in NHL history.

Nick Jensen’s goal just 33 seconds later marked Washington’s two fastest goals in a game since February of last season.

Ovi has now scored for the Devils 38 times in 69 (good) career games. His 77 career points against New Jersey are the fifth-highest total against any franchise.





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