Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has made history once again.
The 36-year-old fired an absolute rocket past Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo for his 742nd NHL goal, moving him past Brett Hull for fourth on the NHL’s all-time goals list. Ovechkin’s goal came midway through the first period and evened the score after Sean Kuraly struck early on in the game.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 13, 2021
The Russian ranks second in the league in goals (12). He now has 23 points in 14 games to open the 2021-22 campaign. He’s off to the best start of his 17-season career so far.
Ovechkin is now 153 goals away from passing Wayne Gretzky for the all-time record.
Brett Hull congratulates Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) on reaching 4th on the all-time goals scored list❗
— NHL (@NHL) November 13, 2021