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World news – Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin overtakes Phil Esposito for the sixth highest goal in NHL history

The Washington Capitals left winger put his team 2-0 ahead of the New York Islanders with his 718th career goal on Tuesday. The future Hall of Famer overtook Phil Esposito for the sixth highest goal in NHL history with the one-timer that went right past Semyon Varlamov.

Farewell PHIL! 🚨

Alex Ovechkin passed the Great Phil Esposito for the sixth most goals in #NHL history. #ALLCAPS https://t.co/EId8zjCKyU

Ovechkin came into play on Tuesday with 21 points on 11 goals and 10 assists this season, after scoring 67 points on 48 goals and 19 in the shortened 2019-20 season Had made templates. He has had eight seasons in his career with at least 50 goals since joining the league in 2005/06.

It remains to be seen how long the 35-year-old will play but he could do very well in the upcoming seasons climb the list of goals of all time.

Wayne Gretzky’s 894 goals may be a bit ambitious, but Marcel Dionne (731), Brett Hull (741), Jaromir Jagr (766) and Gordie Howe (801) are little further than Ovechkin after his last goal.

Regardless of where he lands on the list, he’s one of the best players in NHL history.

He is a Stanley Cup winner, 12-time NHL All-Star -Team selection, three-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner and nine-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner who also has a Calder Memorial Trophy, an Art Ross Trophy and a Conn Smythe Trophy on his resume.

Ovechkin also has the option to to add a second Stanley Cup to that list if the Capitals later this season n continue to play well.

They finished second in the East Division with 40 points, just two points behind the Islanders.

Alex Ovechkin officially scored Phil Esposito for the sixth highest goal in NHL history overhauled with a laser one timer

Ref: https://bleacherreport.com

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