Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is currently chasing down career NHL goal No. 800. After starting the 2022-23 season at 780, he has scored 13 goals thus far.
Ovi is third on the all-time NHL goals list, behind Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801). The next highest active player on the list is Sidney Crosby, at No. 37 with 523 goals. With his 787th goal, Ovechkin set the record for most goals scored with the same franchise.
Follow along here as Ovi scores his way up the record books, including a schedule of upcoming games and highlight videos of goals No. 787 and beyond.
1. Wayne Gretzky (894) 2. Gordie Howe (801) 3. Alex Ovechkin (793) 4. Jaromir Jagr (766) 5. Brett Hull (741) 6. Marcel Dionne (731) 7. Phil Esposito (717) 8. Mike Gartner (708) 9. Mark Messier (694) 10. Steve Yzerman (692)
Goals No. 792 and 793
Ovechkin scored two goals in the first period of the Capitals’ matchup against the Vancouver Canucks — the first unassisted and the second with help from Dylan Strome and Anthony Mantha. Ovechkin has now passed Wayne Gretzky for most goals all time on the road.
Alex Ovechkin jumps on the loose puck and notches his 792nd career goal vs. the Canucks.
Alex Ovechkin slaps in his second goal of the game to put the Capitals up 2-0 against the Canucks.
Alex Ovechkin scores on the power play for Capitals
Goal No. 787
With his goal at 8:55 of the second period — a power-play tally assisted by Trevor van Riemsdyk and Anthony Mantha — Ovechkin broke Gordie Howe’s record for most goals scored by a player with a single franchise:
Alex Ovechkin scores his 787th career goal to break Gordie Howe’s record of most goals with one team.
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