Alex Ovechkin scores 600th career goal
Cross off another record for Alex Ovechkin.
The Capitals star scored his 600th career goal Monday in a game against the Winnipeg Jets.
Ovechkin reached the mark in the second period, when he scored off a rebound in front of Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. The time of the goal was 3:53.
4TH PLAYER EVER TO 600 GOALS IN UNDER 1,000 GAMES! #600VI pic.twitter.com/zC15pXkORd Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 13, 2018
The 32-year-old Russian entered Monday’s game tied with Winnipeg forward Patrik Laine for leading the league in goals. Both had 40.
But Ovechkin added two goals against the Jets. His first, the 599th of his career, came on a 5-on-3 advantage, firing a shot that went right through Hellebuyck’s legs and into the net.
Ovechkin joins Brett Hull, Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky as the only players to score 600 goals in under 1,000 games. He is the fourth-fastest player to reach the mark in NHL history.