Alex Ovehckin is now two goals away from 600 goals in his NHL career. The Washington Capitals captain deposited the puck through the net after a dime of a pass from Tom Wilson behind the net.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 4, 2018
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— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 4, 2018
The goal is Ovechkin’s 598th of this career. It’s also his 40th of the season. This is the ninth time Ovechkin has scored 40 goals in a season, joining a very exclusive club.
Alex Ovechkin now has reached 40 goals in a season 9 times. Only other players to do that: Wayne Gretzky (12), Marcel Dionne, Mario Lemieux (10), Mike Bossy, Mike Gartner (9).
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) March 4, 2018
Ovechkin’s goal put Washington up 2-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs 6:50 into the first period of their Stadium Series contest at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.