Forward “Washington Capitals” Alexander Ovechkin in a match with the “New Jersey Devils” scored the 700th puck in the NHL and became the eighth hockey player in the history of the league to which this achievement was subdued. To achieve this result, the Russian needed 1,144 meetings. After the game, which nevertheless ended not in favor of the Capitals, the striker modestly thanked for an efficient transfer of compatriot Evgeni Kuznetsov.
Alexander Ovechkin managed to accustom fans to regular statistical achievements this season. He scores a goal after a goal and is gradually approaching Wayne Gretzky, who has 894 goals, in the list of the best NHL scorers in history.
But on Thursday, Ovechkin finally managed to excel, although “Washington” lost in overtime to “Montreal” – 3: 4. Thus, to overcome the historical bar, Alexander had to take only one step.
And he did not put off the matter, but scored already in the Saturday game with the “New Jersey”. The match started for the Capitals not too well. In the middle of the first period, the hosts opened an account, and after the break they doubled their advantage. However, Washington quickly managed to realize the majority and reduce the backlog.
“This is a good company, I am happy to be in the 700 club. Kuznetsov gave me a great pass, I threw it, the puck hit the post and then into the net. Everything is finished, we move on, ”Ovechkin quotes the“ Championship ”, referring to the social networks of American observer Iain Hollande.
The achievement of the Russian was seen not only by his teammates and fans of the Capitals. Ovechkin was congratulated even by rivals. “New Jersey” on this occasion published a post on social networks. Official NHL Twitter did not stand aside. In turn, Washington’s social networks reminded that Alexander is the “sole owner of the Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Ted Lindsay Trophy and Maurice Richard Trophy” .
Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins striker Evgeni Malkin called his national teammate “Russian machine”.
“Firstly, congratulations. We all know that he is a terrific player. Ovechkin is a Russian car. He never stops. I like his game, and I’m glad that he scored, because I know how hard it is. Let it continue in the same spirit, ”Malkin quotes the Championship, referring to the Pens Inside Scoop Twitter account.