Alexander Ovechkin didn’t waste any time moving up the NHL’s all-time scoring list.
The 9-time Rocket Richard Trophy winner netted two goals in the Washington Capitals’ 5-1 win over the New York Rangers in the opening game of the season for both teams, and they were both pretty big goals when it came to the league’s all-time scoring list.
Ovi’s first goal of the night was the 731st goal of his career, and it moved him into a tie with Marcel Dionne for 5th spot on the league’s all-time goals list. So if his first of the night tied Dionne for 5th spot, you can probably guess where his second of the night landed him.
Shortly after his second goal of the night, the Capitals played a special message from Marcel Dionne, who congratulated Ovi on passing him on the all-time scoring list and for accomplishing such an amazing feat in his already impressive career.
Ovechkin is now just 10 goals away of passing Brett Hull (741) on the list, then he’s got Jaromir Jagr (766), Gordie Howe (801) and Wayne Gretzky (894) left in his way once he passes Hull, and he hasn’t even played is 1,200th career game yet.