Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin — unsurprisingly– has tied yet another record. He scored his 274th career power-play goal on Wednesday, tying him with Dave Andreychuk for the most power-play goals in NHL history.
On an early second-period power play against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, Ovechkin beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a one-timer from the office, with T.J. Oshie and, most fitting, Nicklas Backstrom, getting the helpers. The marker came early in the second period with Washington on the man advantage, and it is just Ovechkin’s fifth PPG of the season. His goal also helped the Capitals end a four-game drought without a power-play goal.
274 POWER PLAY GOALS 🤯 pic.twitter.com/wwbVxQTU25
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 16, 2021
The strike marked Ovechkin’s 21st of the season and now puts him at 751 career goals. He is now 16 away from passing Jaromir Jagr for third all-time in goals. The 36-year-old is now on a six-game point streak, with two goals and six apples over that span. And with the tally, Ovechkin is now at 45 points through 29 games and is now tied for the league lead in scoring with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.