Ovechkin caught up with Hull, scored 20 points this season and made 600 assists in his career

Alexander Ovechkin continues the hike for the sniper record of all time.

Today he scored 3-1 in the second period against Buffalo. Ovi put the stick under the flying puck after Dmitry Orlov's throw.

The Washington captain now scored 741 career goals, equaling Brett Hull for the fourth spot on the NHL's best snipers list.


Ovechkin could go to a clean fourth place already in this match. In the episode, when Washington opened the scoring, Ovi also substituted the stick for the shot, but then the puck still touched Tom Wilson, who became the author of the goal in the protocol:

– If not for me, he would have overtaken Hull today. When we scored the first goal, the puck was already flying into the goal, but it struck my hand. And if I just stepped aside a little, then we would now be talking about Jagr, – Wilson said about that episode.

Yes, Jaromir Jagr is now ahead, to which Ovechkin has 35 goals left.


To finish third this season, Ovi must follow a goal every two matches schedule. Looking at 10 goals in the first 11 games, there is no doubt that Ovi will catch up with the famous Czech in the spring, if only there were no injuries.

– I'm just going to this day after day. It's nice to be in such a company. These are quite large numbers, but we will move on. It's nice to catch up with someone great, but I still have a couple of matches left.

– Now you have Jagr in turn?

– Let's not get ahead of ourselves. First you need to get around Hull, and then we'll talk about Jaromir.

In addition, the Capitals' top star has another anniversary today with 600 regular-season assists.


Here he passed Alexei Kovalev and became the fifth among all our NHLovtsev. Ahead are Sergey Fedorov (696), Evgeny Malkin (680), Sergey Zubov (619) and Pavel Datsyuk (604).


Yevgeny Kuznetsov received three points with assists, he now has 300 assists in his career.

Washington Capitals (Washington) – Buffalo Sabers (Buffalo) – 5: 3 (1: 0, 2: 1, 2: 2)

Goals: Wilson, 2:13, 46:45. McMichael, 10:30 pm. Ovechkin, 28:55. Carlson, 57:47 (big). – Eakin, 23:43. Bjork, 43:17. Miller, 58:56.

Igor Shesterkin again pulled the game for the New York Rangers. He saved 42 of 45 shots in the game against the best team at the moment in the NHL.


The Russian goalkeeper fought off everything for 40 minutes, but in the third period Florida still scored three goals and almost escaped.


This is only the Panthers' second defeat of the season and their first in regulation time in 12 games.

Shesterkin, of course, became the first star of the meeting.

“It's fortunate that there are Six,” said Rangers head coach Gerard Galland. – But I look at this victory without pleasure. You win a match against an undefeated team, a great team, and you don't like it. We'd better take those two points later, but we'll play hockey right.

Artemy Panarin made two assists.

Florida striker Maxim Mamin played his second match of the season and ended the game with a plus 2 rating. Panthers goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky remained in reserve.

New York Rangers (New York) – Florida Panthers (Sunrise) – 4: 3 (2: 0, 2: 0, 0: 3)

Goals: Krider, 7:52 (big). Fox, 7:54 pm (men). Miller, 32:48. Strohm, 33:18. – Luostarinen, 40:20. Rhinehart, 58:34. Hörnquist, 59:20.

  • Shesterkin improved his own statistical record, reflecting more than 40 shots for the 8th time
  • Ovechkin named the first star of the day in the NHL, Panarin – the third
  • “I won't say that Ovechkin is unique until he overtakes Gretzky” – Brett Hull
  • “Did Ovechkin make his 600th assist? I didn’t notice ”- the head coach of“ Washington ”

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