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Ovechkin Breaks NHL’s All-Time Shots Record

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had six shots against the Ottawa Senators and is the NHL’s all-time shots leader.



Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is still on the hunt for his 801st and 802nd career NHL goals that will help him tie and pass Gordie Howe for second on the NHL's all-time goals list, but he is now the NHL's all-time shots leader following Thursday's win over the Ottawa Senators.

Ovechkin had six shots against Ottawa and moved to 6,211 shots, passing Ray Bourque for the most shots in NHL history (the league started counting shots in the 1959-60 season). Bourque had the most with 6,209. Ovechkin is averaging over four shots a game this season.

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The 37-year-old has 20 goals this year, marking his 18th consecutive NHL season with at least 20. He has never had below that mark in a single year.

And the even crazier part? The second-ranking active player behind Ovechkin is Eric Staal, who is at 3,981 shots and sits 2,230 behind Ovi.

Ovechkin is still looking to tie — and pass — Howe. He'll get another chance on Friday when the Capitals face the Winnipeg Jets.