Capitals' Alex Ovechkin breaks Wayne Gretzky's record for most career road goals

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Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin continues to engrave his name in the NHL history books. In Tuesday’s 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks, Ovechkin broke Wayne Gretzky’s record for a lot of profession roadway objectives as he scored his 402nd and 403rd roadway objectives.

Ovechkin’s very first objective connected Gretzky’s record of 402 roadway objectives and the Capitals captain had the ability to break it with his 2nd objective midway through the opening duration. Ovechkin tallied the record-breaking objective on a one-timer off a help from Dylan Strome.

“It’s always nice when you beat the Great One,” Ovechkin stated. “It doesn’t matter what kind of milestone it is. It’s history.”

Ovechkin likewise signed up the 160th multi-goal video game of his NHL profession. Only Gretzky has more multi-goal video games with 189 to his credit.

In addition, Ovechkin scored the game-opening objective as he discovered the back of the net simply 5:35 into the contest. It significant Ovechkin’s 135th game-opening objective, which connected him with Jaromir Jagr for the most in NHL history.

Earlier in November, Ovechkin set the NHL record by scoring the most objectives with one group when he tallied his 787th profession objective on Nov. 5 versus the Coyotes and passed Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe. Speaking of Howe, Ovechkin is likewise simply 8 objectives far from connecting the Red Wings Hall of Famer for the No. 2 area on the league’s all-times objectives list with 801 objectives. 

Ovechkin presently leads the Capitals in points (23) and objectives (13) in 24 video games this season.

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