Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores NHL-record 275th career power-play goal in win over Red Wings

Alex Ovechkin keeps enhancing his position as one of the NHL’s all-time greats. The Washington Capitals star scored his 275th profession power-play objective throughout the Caps’ 3-1 win versus the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, providing him the most in NHL history. 

Ovechkin scored 2 objectives in the video game — both in the 3rd duration — as the game-winner was his 275th profession power-play objective.

“It’s a great moment for me, for the team, for the fans, for the game as well,” Ovechkin stated.

Ovechkin provided Washington the lead with 2:51 left. He ripped a slap shot from the ideal indicate beat Detroit goaltender Thomas Greiss. He included an empty netter in the last minute for his 24th objective this season.

The 36-year-old Ovechkin connected Hall of Famer Dave Andreychuk’s overall of 274 power-play objectives in a Dec. 15 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Ovechkin reached that overall while playing 6 less seasons than Andreychuk. 

Ovechkin entered into Friday’s video game with 48 points. A 17-year NHL veteran who’s invested his whole profession in Washington, Ovechkin has actually won 3 Hart Trophies and made 12 All-Star groups. He led the Capitals to their very first Stanley Cup win in 2018. 

The all-time objective list presents Ovechkin’s next chance to reword the NHL record book. Ovechkin’s 752 objectives are the third-most in league history, just 14 behind third-place Jaromir Jagr. Wayne Gretzky, the NHL’s all-time leading objective scorer with 894, stated, “It’s not even a question that he will pass me, and I think it’s great” in December. 

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