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