Ovi got to 50 on the season the other night and 472 on his career, tying Peter Bondra for No. 1 in Caps history. A few cool stats/bits of trivia to celebrate the occasion, starting with:
Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky, Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur, and Mario Lemieux are the only other players to hit 50 goals six times. And they all played in eras with significantly more goal-scoring.
at Leviâ€™s Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.
What everyone is talking aboutThe Sharks did what everyone thought they would: they lost in front of the biggest possible crowd. What nobody is talking about, however, is that the Kings wore some pretty cool jerseys for the event. ESPN, NBC, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, NHL.com
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Alex Ovechkin's recent goal-scoring binge puts him on pace to pass Peter Bondra as the the Caps all-time leading goal-scorer this season.
With the game-winning goal, Alex Ovechkin passes Peter Bondra for franchise leader.
There is one Caps record of Peter Bondra's that Alex Ovechkin won't break: Short-handed goals.
With two of his four goals on the power play Tuesday, Alex Ovechkin passed Peter Bondra for the Capitals' franchise leader in power play goals.