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How Do You Do, Gordie? Ovechkin Hits 801 To Tie Howe

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has done it, tying Gordie Howe for second on the NHL’s all-time goals list.



WASHINGTON — With all eyes on him, Alex Ovechkin answered the call of history again on Friday, as the Washington Capitals captain recorded his 801st career goal against the Winnipeg Jets. He is now tied with Gordie Howe for second on the NHL's all-time goals list.

Late in the first, Ovechkin received a drop pass from Dylan Strome and fired a quick shot on goal, which squeaked past David Rittich and in. It marked his 21st goal of the season and ended a four-game goal drought.

Here's the strike:

Now, there's only Wayne Gretzky in front of him. He is 94 goals from breaking his all-time goals record.