Capitals' Alex Ovechkin ties Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy for most 50-goal seasons in NHL history

Alex Ovechkin simply continues to engrave his name in the NHL record books. In Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, Ovechkin scored his 50th objective of the season. In doing so, the Washington Capitals star connected Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy for the most 50-goal seasons in NHL history, as he attained the task for the ninth time in his profession.

Ovechkin has actually reached the 50-goal mark in 9 of his 17 NHL seasons. Gretzky had the ability to do it 9 times in 20 seasons while Bossy, who passed away at 65 years of ages previously in April after a fight with lung cancer, scored 50 objectives in 9 of his 10 NHL seasons. 

What sets Bossy’s mark apart is that he’s the only gamer in NHL history to score 50 objectives in 9 successive seasons.

“It’s pretty good company. I’m kind of pretty happy,” Ovechkin stated following Wednesday’s historical efficiency. “When you score the first one, you just feel pretty good about the game. I think our line today feel good. We have pretty good chances. It’s one of the nights you’re feeling it.”

Ovechkin, 36, likewise ended up being the earliest gamer in NHL history to score 50 objectives in a single season. Previously, Boston Bruins terrific Johnny Bucyk was the earliest gamer to score 50 objectives, at 35.

Ovechkin had 2 objectives and a help in Wednesday’s loss, consisting of the objective that connected the video game in policy. It marked the 158th multi-goal video game of Ovechkin’s profession, which connected him for 2nd in NHL history because department. Gretzky has the most all-time multi-goal video games with 189.

It’s definitely been a season of historical achievements for the Capitals star winger.

Ovechkin started the project with the sixth-most objectives in NHL history, however has actually risen the list throughout the 2021-22 project. In October, Ovechkin passed previous Los Angeles Kings terrific Marcel Dionne for the No. 5 area on the league’s all-time objectives list. The then passed both Brett Hull and Jaromir Jagr and presently beings in the No. 3 area on NHL’s all-time objectives list.

Now just Gretzky (894 objectives) and Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe (801 objectives) remain in front of Ovechkin for the all-time objectives crown. Entering Thursday, Ovechkin has 780 profession objectives to his name, which suggests that he requires 115 objectives to pass Gretzky for the most in NHL history.

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