Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores 274th power-play goal, ties Dave Andreychuk for most all-time


Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin continues to reword the NHL’s record books. The 36-year-old left winger scored his 274th power-play objective versus the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, connecting Hall of Famer Dave Andreychuk for the most all-time. 

To make the achievement a lot more remarkable, Andreychuk played 6 more seasons than Ovechkin has. 

Ovechkin’s historical objective came at the 3:36 mark of the 2nd duration in Wednesday’s Capitals-Blackhawks video game in Chicago. T.J. Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom helped on the objective, and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury enabled it. 

The objective was the very first of 5 in a mad 2nd duration. Chicago responded to with 3 objectives of their own prior to Washington’s Daniel Sprong scored in the last minute to cut the Blackhawks’ cause one.  

Ovechkin, a three-time Hart Trophy winner and 12-time All-Star who led the Capitals to a Stanley Cup champion in 2018, is 4th on the all-time objectives list. He requires just 17 objectives to pass Jaromir Jagr for 3rd all-time and an extra 35 to pass Gordie Howe for 2nd. 

A Russia native, Ovechkin has actually invested his whole 17-year NHL profession in Washington. Ovechkin isn’t decreasing in spite of his prolonged run in the league, nevertheless, as he entered into Wednesday’s video game connected for 2nd in objectives (20), connected for 4th in helps (24) and ranked 3rd in points (44). 

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