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Alex Ovechkin passes Gordie Howe for No. 2 on NHL's all-time goals list

Dec 23, 2022

Alex Ovechkin moved one step closer to the most elusive record in hockey on Friday, ripping home two goals to give him 802 for his career, passing the great Gordie Howe for second on the NHL's all-time goals list.

Ovechkin's first tally came in the first period, as he took a drop pass from Dylan Strome and fired a shot past Winnipeg Jets goaltender David Rittich.

He passed Howe with an empty-net goal in the third period to seal Washington's 4-1 victory. Howe's son, Mark, recorded a video message to congratulate Ovechkin on his milestone goal.

Ovechkin currently sits 92 goals back of Wayne Gretzky's all-time mark of 894 and has a legitimate chance of breaking what appeared to be an untouchable record.

The Russian superstar has 22 goals and 40 points on the season, showing no signs of slowing down in his age-37 campaign. He joined the 800-goal club earlier this month when he recorded a hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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