Alex Ovechkin scored his 795th NHL goal last night against the Philadelphia Flyers, putting the 37 year old forward another step closer to the record.
The NHL goal scoring record is currently held by Wayne Gretzky, who scored 894 goals in his NHL Career.
Ovechkin’s 2 goals from last night put him under 100 goals away from tying the NHL goal scoring record, and only 6 away from tying Gordie Howe for second most goals in NHL history.
The empty net goal ended in a little scuffle, guess Travis Konecny got a little jealous there.
Ovechkin is having a great start to the season, scoring at almost a point per game pace at 37 years old, extremely impressive. He has played 28 games, scoring 15 goals and assisting 12 for a total of 27 points.
The 2004 first overall pick has already beat one of Gretzky’s legendary NHL records, passing him in away goals scored. Gretzky scored 402 goals away from home, Ovechkin officially passed that mark only a week ago.
Ovechkin is on pace to scored 40 goals this season, which would mean he would only need about 75 more goals in order to beat the record after this season ends.
Can Ovechkin stay healthy and at the top of his game to score 99 more goals in his career?