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Caps Today, 3/13/18

March 13, 2018
With a two goal performance against the Winnipeg Jets, his 119 th career multi-goal game, which ranks 16th all-time in the NHL, Ovechkin recorded his 599 th and 600 th career goal. With 600 goals in 990 career games, Ovechkin became the 20 th player in NHL history to reach the mark and the fourth player in NHL history to record 600 goals in less than 1,000 games and the first player to reach the mark in under 1,000 games to make his NHL debut after the 1986-87 season. Ovechkin only trails Wayne Gretzky (718 games), Mario Lemieux (719) and Brett Hull (900) as the fastest to reach the 600-goal plateau.

Alex Ovechkin has scored a goal in 46.2 percent of his games in his career (457 out of 990 games). His two most recent goals were scored on Connor Hellebuyck, the first time Ovechkin has scored against Hellebuyck. That marks the 128 th different goaltender Ovechkin has scored on his career and the 95 th he has scored at least two goals on (Ovechkin has 22 career goals against New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, the most goals he has against a single goaltender). Current teammates Nicklas Backstrom (228) and John Carlson (71) have recorded the first and second-most assists, respectively, on Ovechkin’s goals.

Ovechkin ranks first in franchise history in goals (600), points (1,109), power-play goals (225), game-winning goals (100), overtime goals (22), shots (4,839) and multi-goal games (119). Additionally, since entering the NHL at the beginning of the 2005-06 season, Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals (600), points (1,109), power-play goals (225), power-play points (431), game-winning goals (100) and shots (4,839). In addition, Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals since 1998-99 and shots since the 1994-95 season despite beginning his NHL career in 2005. He is the only player in the NHL to score 30 or more goals in each season since 2005-06 and his average of  0.61 goals per game is fifth in NHL history (minimum: 300 games played), trailing only Bossy (0.76), Cy Denneny (0.75), Lemieux (0.75) and Pavel Bure (0.62).

Ovechkin sits two goals shy of passing Jarri Kurri (601) for 19 th on the NHL’s all-time goal scoring list. Kurri recorded 601 goals in 1,251 games with five different teams. Ovechkin sits at 600 goals in 990 games with the Capitals.

Ovechkin currently leads the NHL with 42 goals this season. He is looking to become the third player in NHL history to record eight 50-goal seasons, joining Gretzky (9) and Mike Bossy (9).

Media

Barry Trotz: Wednesday, March 14, 8 a.m., Sports Junkies, 106.7 The Fan

John Carlson: Wednesday, March 14, 3:30 p.m., Chad Dukes Versus The World, 106.7 The Fan

Jay Beagle: Thursday, March 13, 8:45 a.m., Sports Junkies, 106.7 The Fan

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump ‘n Chase: Ovechkin Strikes Twice to Reach 600 in 3-2 win over Jets / Ovechkin Becomes Fourth-Fastest Player in NHL History to Score 600 Goals / #CapsJets Skate Shavings: Home Stop

Washington Post: Alex Ovechkin scores 600th career goal, marking his latest night of history / Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin becomes 20th NHL player to score 600 goals / It’s Capitals vs. Jets, but it’s also Alex Ovechkin vs. Patrik Laine for the goal-scoring title / Svrluga: Alex Ovechkin’s 600th goal is a reminder that it’s too easy to take him for granted

Washington Times: Alex Ovechkin scores 600th career goal in Capitals’ overtime win over Jets

NBC Sports Washington: Tarik's three stars: Ovechkin nets No. 600... and the No. 1 star / Alex Ovechkin scores 600th goal further cementing his place among the all-time greats / NHL Power Rankings 2017-18 (Washington Capitals mentioned)

NHL.com: Ovechkin gets 600th NHL goal, Capitals top Jets in OT / Ovechkin scores 600th NHL goal for Capitals / Ovechkin's parents congratulate son for scoring 600th NHL goal / Ovechkin's road to 600 goals / Ovechkin draws praise from fellow NHL players for 600 goals / Gretzky wants to see Ovechkin win Stanley Cup / Ovechkin's drive to score, entertain draws praise from Hull  / Jets at Capitals preview / Ovechkin, Laine set to go head-to-head / NHL goal-scoring race: Laine, Ovechkin tied at 40 / Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Busy Monday has huge postseason implications (Washington Capitals mentioned)

AP: Ovechkin reaches 600 goals, Capitals beat Jets in overtime / Alex Ovechkin joins NHL’s exclusive 600-goal club / Ovechkin reaches 600 goals as Capitals beat Jets 3-2 / Ovechkin vs. Laine vs. Malkin: NHL stars race to 50 goals

Canadian Press: Ovechkin scores career goal No. 600 / Great company: Ovechkin becomes 20th NHLer to join 600-goal club

CBC: Great company: Ovechkin becomes 20th NHLer to join 600-goal club

CBS Sports: NHL Power Rankings: Predators climb to No. 1 ahead of Lightning and Bruins (Washington Capitals mentioned)

ESPN: Can Alex Ovechkin top Wayne Gretzky's NHL record of 894 goals? / Alex Ovechkin joins elite company, nets 600th career goal / The Alex Ovechkin at 600 quiz

The Hockey News:   For The Defense: Giordano Deserves More Acclaim As A Norris Trophy Contender (John Carlson mentioned) / After Passing Datsyuk, Where Will Malkin Finish Among Highest-Scoring Russians In NHL History? (Alex Ovechkin mentioned)

NBC Sports: Alex Ovechkin becomes 20th player ever to score 600 goals (Video) / The Buzzer: A night of milestones; Playoff race out West gets interesting (Alex Ovechkin mentioned) / PHT Power Rankings: Making sense of the nonsensical Minnesota Wild (Washington Capitals mentioned)

NESN: Watch Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin Score 600th Career NHL Goal

OmniSport: Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin nets 600th career NHL goal

RDS: Alex Ovechkin scores his 600th NHL goal (Link in French)

Reuters: Ovechkin scores 600th goal in overtime victory

RT: Russian hockey great Ovechkin makes history by entering NHL 600-goal club

Sports Capitol: Red rock: Ovechkin scores twice to hit 600 goals / Ovechkin keeping an eye on Winnipeg upstart Laine

Sportsnet: 4 things we learned in the NHL: A special night for Alex Ovechkin

Sports Xchange: Capitals' Ovechkin becomes fourth-fastest to 600 goals

TSN: The 7-Eleven Power Rankings: NHL-best Lightning the team to beat (Washington Capitals mentioned) / Ovechkin writes thank you message on Instagram following his 600th goal / People are already selling random items from Ovi's 600 goal game on eBay / Hockey world takes to the internet to congratulate Alex Ovechkin in reaching 600 goal plateau /  Hockey world takes to the internet to congratulate Alex Ovechkin in reaching 600 goal plateau / Patrik Laine shares funny take about being on the ice for Ovechkin's 600th career goal / Alex Ovechkin had a humorous response to Patrik Laine being called a "Young Ovi"USA Today: Alex Ovechkin scores 600th career NHL goal

Yahoo!: Alex Ovechkin becomes 20th player ever to reach 600 career goals

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets fall to Caps 3-2 in OT on historic night for Ovechkin, Laine

Winnipeg Sun: Ovechkin reaches 600-goal milestone as Capitals beat Jets

WNST: Ovechkin Hits 600 Career Goals In Caps Thrilling OT Victory

TV/Audio Clips:

Washington Capitals: Caps 365 | March 12 / Barry Trotz Postgame | March 12 / Caps Postgame Locker Room | 3/12 / Alex Ovechkin on #600VI / NHL Tonight: Ovechkin on 600 / Ovechkin talks 600th goal, win / #600VI Salute  / Ovechkin on scoring 600th goal / Two-Man Advantage | March 12 / Alumni Profile: Craig Laughlin

ESPN: Alex Ovechkin on His 600 Goal Milestone (1 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (2 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (6 a.m.)

NBC Sports Washington: Ted Leonsis weighs in on Alex Ovechkin's 600th career goal / Players Cut: Ovi nets 600, shines against Jets / Tom Wilson: Ovi "too good" not to hit 600 / Patrik Laine weighs in on #600vi / Ovechkin scored 600 goals, watch NHL greats congratulate him / Describing Alex Ovechkin in one word / No one is happier for Ovechkin than the fans

NHL: Top Shelf: Top 8 Ovechkin moments / Ovechkin's most memorable goals / #NHLMilestones: Alex Ovechkin

SportsNet: Ovechkin Hits 600 Goals

TSN: Ovechkin's road to 600 / Is Ovechkin the best goal scorer of all-time? / By the Numbers: Ovechkin's journey to 600 / Top 10: Ovechkin goals

TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Regan: Ovechkin still rising to the occasion for Capitals

Winnipeg Jets: POSTGAME | JetsTV Road Report / POSTGAME | Paul Maurice / POSTGAME | Patrik Laine / POSTGAME | Blake Wheeler / POSTGAME | Connor Hellebuyck

WJLA-TV ABC 7: On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (11 p.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (11 p.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (4 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (5 a.m.)

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WTTG-TV FOX 5: On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (4 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (4 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (4 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (4 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (4 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (5 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (5 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (6 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (6 a.m.) / On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (9 a.m.)

WUSA-TV CBS 9: On Alex Ovechkin Scoring His 600th Goal (11 p.m.)


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