Alex Ovechkin He scored his 49th goal this season in the second half No. 50 will not be rejected against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Breaking up late in the third period, Ovechkin took a pass from Dmitriy Orlov, ended up for the moon, and hit one of the toughest shots of his career after Logan Thompson to score the historic goal. NBC Sports Washington reported that Ovechkin’s slap hit went 101 mph.
The match was at the T-Mobile Arena, but there was a loud chant of Ovi from Caps fans traveling after the goal.
Chant Ovi out loud at the T-Mobile Arena
– Ian Oland April 21, 2022
Ovechkin set the new single-season record for goals for a player 36 or older (49) on his first goal of the night. Now he is the first ever player aged 36 or over to score 50.
This is the ninth time Ovechkin has scored 50 goals in his career, linking him with Wayne Gretzky and Mike Posey the most times.
Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the match and his 50th goal of the season to tie the match 3-3. It marks Ovechkin’s ninth season of 50 goals, linking him with Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy for the most in NHL history. pic.twitter.com/P7JZShZQzn
– CapitalsPR (CapitalsPR) April 21, 2022
Busy, who recently passed away, scored 50 goals in nine consecutive seasons to start his career. He retired after his tenth in the NHL.
With his 780 goal, Ovechkin is now behind second place holder Gordie Howe (801) by 21 and record holder Wayne Gretzky (894) by 114.
The goal gave Ovi 1410 points, making him officially in the top 20 in terms of points of all time.
Ovechkin’s 50th goal of the season scored 1,410 points in his career (780g, 630a), which saw him overtake Dale Hoerchuk for the 20th most points in National Hockey League history.
– CapitalsPR (CapitalsPR) April 21, 2022
This 🚨 was worth staying up late for pic.twitter.com/UUKZPgIDM6
– x – Washington Capitals April 21, 2022
The Capitals released a press release about Ovi’s hitting 50:
Alex Ovechkin tied NHL record with ninth career season 50 goals
Ovechkin joins Wayne Gretzky and the late Mike Bossy as the only players to accomplish this feat.
Arlington, Virginia – Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 780th career goal and 50th of the season Wednesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena to hit the 50 goal mark for the ninth time in his career, and tied with Wayne Gretzky and Mike Posey the most. In the history of the NHL.
Ovechkin also became the first player 36 or older in NHL history to score 50 goals in a single season. Ovechkin and Bossy are the only two players to have scored nine seasons of 50 goals with one team (Bossy: New York Islanders). Since Ovechkin entered the NHL in 2005-06, no other player has had more than two seasons of 50 goals. This season, Ovechkin tied for third in the NHL with 50 goals.
On March 15 against the New York Islanders, Ovechkin overtook Jaromir Jäger (766g) for his singles possession for third place on the National Hockey League’s goal list. Ovechkin passed Jagr in 477 fewer games played and became the NHL League’s all-time leading scorer. In addition to Jagger, Ovechkin has passed Marcel Dion (731) and Brett Hull (741) on the all-time goal list this season.
Ovechkin has averaged 0.61 goals per game at this point in his career, ranking him fourth in NHL history (minimum 500 games played). In addition, Ovechkin has the second-best NHL goals per game (0.59) since his 30th birthday on September 17, 2015 (Auston Matthews in Toronto: 0.64 goals per game). This is tied for the fourth-highest average goal-per-game by a player in his 30s in NHL history, only behind Nyosje Lalonde (1.26 goals per game from 1917-22, 1926-27), Bobby Hull (0.62 goals per game from 1968). – 72, 1979-80) and Mario Lemio (1995-97, 2000-06). Jordi Howe averaged 0.42 goals per game in his 30s, while Gretsky averaged 0.34, the only two players above Ovechkin on the National Hockey League’s goal list.
Ovechkin was selected by the Capitals in the first round, first overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft. Ovechkin scored 1,410 points (780 g, 630 a) in 1,272 career games with Washington. Ovechkin ranks first in franchise history in terms of goals (780), points (1,410), Power-play goals (285), winning goals (121), overtime goals (24), shots (6,054) and multi-goal matches ( 158)).
Since entering the NHL at the start of the 2005-06 season, Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals (780), points (1410) power-play goals (285), Power-play points (528) and winning goals (121). In addition, Ovechkin has been leading the NHL League in goals since 1982-83 despite beginning his NHL career in 2005. He is the only NHL player to have scored 30 or more goals in 16 of the past 17 seasons. Since 2005-06, he is 265 goals ahead of the next closest player.
In his career, Ovechkin has won the Stanley Cup, the Con Smith Cup, the Calder Cup, the Art Ross Cup, three Hart Memorial Awards, three Ted Lindsay Awards, and nine Morris Richard Awards. He is the only player in NHL history to have won the Stanley Cup, Conn Smith, Calder, Art Ross, Hart, Ted Lindsay and Maurice Richard Trophy.
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