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Alex Ovechkin moves into third on NHL’s all-time goals list

Mar 15, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders in the third period at Capital One Arena. It was Ovechkin's 767th NHL goal, moving him into third place in all-time goals. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin moved into sole possession of third place on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list when he recorded his 767th goal on Thursday against the visiting New York Islanders.

With his 37th goal of the season, Ovechkin broke a tie with Jaromir Jagr. The only players with more career goals than Ovechkin are Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801).

Ovechkin’s goal at 15:02 of the third period, off an assist from Russian countryman Evgeny Kuznetsov, gave Washington a 3-2 lead. The Islanders tied the game late before the Capitals won 4-3 in a shootout.

By passing Czech-born Jagr, Ovechkin is now the NHL’s leading goal-scorer among European-born players.

–Field Level Media