Nice Eight Magic: Alex Ovechkin Scores twentieth Aim of the Season, Passes Brett Hull For Second-Most Energy Play Targets In NHL Historical past

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Already having himself one heck of 2020-21 season after lacking a handful of video games on account of being positioned on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol checklist, Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin has been on a tear as of late, coming into the group’s Thursday night time tilt towards the Boston Bruins with 12 objectives in his previous 16 video games. Not one shy to historical past, The Nice Eight continued his climb up the NHL file books with an influence play marker within the second interval.

With the Capitals down by a 3-0 margin within the second interval, and on a further man-advantage, Ovechkin took a feed from defenseman John Carlson in his wheelhouse, and made no mistake in placing it previous Boston goaltender Jeremy Swayman, the primary time the Caps’ captain has scored on the younger netminder.

The objective marked Ovechkin’s twentieth of the shortened 2020-21 season, and his 266th profession energy play objective. The marker moved him previous NHL nice Brett Hull for second on the NHL’s all-time Energy Play Targets checklist, behind solely Dave Andreychuk’s 274 energy play tallies.

Swayman is the 146th completely different netminder on which Ovechkin has scored, in comparison with 6,487 skaters in NHL historical past who’ve scored 146 occasions or fewer of their NHL careers, placing into perspective the magnitude of the 2004 first total decide’s legendary profession. Moreover, Ovechkin is the eighth participant within the NHL’s historical past to with 16 or extra 20-goal seasons and simply the fourth to take action from the beginning of his NHL profession.


By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born right into a household of diehard Capitals followers and has been watching video games so long as he can keep in mind. He was born the 12 months the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Remaining, and is a diehard Caps fan, the proprietor of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favourite participant turned former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey lodge whereas in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured throughout a conditioning stint. Michael can be a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys images, watching WildEarth TV’s SafariLive reside safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photograph by Adam Vingan in 2014 on the Capitals Growth Camp).

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