Alexander Ovechkin: What it takes to overtake Wayne Gretzky

Alexander Ovechkin: What it takes to overtake Wayne Gretzky

Forward Alexander Ovechkin took another step toward scoring his career most goals in the NHL on Wednesday, and if he continues his pace for two more seasons, he will surpass Wayne Gretzky’s 894 goals.

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The Washington Capitals star had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabers. At the same time, he brought his total on the Bettman circuit to 817. With 13 matches to play by the end of the regular calendar, the Russian should close the gap that separates him from the previous record of 99.

However, with 37 goals on the clock this season, nothing indicates a slowdown, unless injury thwarts his plans. Also, it can offer 13H Harvesting 40 or more hits, which surpasses the record of 12 first set by Gretzky. After ranking seventh all-time with 77 goals, he will likely need another 40-goal campaign to get close to the former legendary position unless he extends his run by a few more years.

Elsewhere, the National Hockey League said Ovechkin edged former Capitals player Mike Gartner for fourth in team history with 402.H A goal he scored at home.

  • Montreal Canadiens fans will get to see him play at the Bell Center for the only time this season on April 6.

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