There seems to be no end to Alex Ovechkin’s on-ice exploits.
The Washington Capitals sniper ripped home his 25th goal of the season on the powerplay in a 5-3 win over Boston Wednesday night, and in the process moved past two all-time great goal scorers.
That marker, the 550th of his still blazing hot career, moved him into 27th all-time past Hall of Famer Ron Francis. It was also his 205th goal on the powerplay, putting him one ahead of Wayne Gretzky on the all-time list and into a tie for 14th with Joe Sakic. He needs 70 more to surpass all-time leader Dave Andreychuk, who had 274.
Should he attain the 40-goal mark, for the ninth time in his career, he will leapfrog over five more players into 22nd place, including Guy Lafleur, Mike Modano and Joe Nieuwendyk.
Ovechkin currently sits 11th in scoring in the NHL with 47 points and his 25 goals are third behind Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings (26) and frenemy Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (28).