March 6, 2021

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin scores 50th goal of the season

TIES PETER BONDRA FOR FRANCHISE RECORD WITH 472

At 11:12 of the first period Tuesday night, Alex Ovechkin took a backhanded pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov and whipped a shot past Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward, scoring his 50th goal of the season.

Ovechkin becomes the sixth player in NHL history to record six 50-goal seasons, joining Mike Bossy (9), Wayne Gretzky (9), Marcel Dionne (6), Guy Lafleur (6) and Mario Lemieux (6).

Additionally, he tied Peter Bondra for the Caps all-time leading goal scorer, with 472 career goals.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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