Alex Ovechkin Breaks All-Time Power Play Goals Record

In Friday night's contest against the Detroit Red Wings, Alex Ovechkin scored the 275th power play goal of his career. With that, he has officially broken David Andreychuk's record.

This is just one of many outstanding accomplishments in Ovechkin's career and it surely will not be his last. With his two goals last night, he now has 754 in his career. With that, he is just 12 behind Jaromir Jagr for third all-time in league history. When it comes to Wayne Gretzky's record, he only need 130 goals to tie him. If he keeps scoring at this pace, it shouldn't be that much of a challenge for the superstar.

At 36 years old, Ovechkin is not only staying elite, but is also on pace to have the best season of his entire career. In 33 games so far, he already has 24 goals, 50 points and a plus-21 rating. It's been a ridiculously good campaign for the future Hall of Famer, and the Capitals are benefitting immensely from it. At this time, they have a 20-6-7 record and are first in the Metropolitan Division.

This was a record that everyone knew Ovechkin would break soon, but it still does not minimize the significance of it. Congrats on this marvelous achievement, Alex!

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