Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin nets 600th career National Hockey League goal

Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin nets 600th career National Hockey League goal

Ovechkin celebrated the milestone with his shot past Connor Hellebuyck in the second period of Monday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

At the 5:33 mark of the second period, Ovechkin got three chances at the side of the net and put a rebound past a sprawling Connor Hellebuyck to become just the fourth player in National Hockey League history to score 600 goals in under 1,000 games. Alex Ovechkin has become the 20th player in National Hockey League history to score 600 goals. The Caps captain duly scored a brace to successfully fill in the gap in his 990th regular-season game. Ovechkin scored his 599th goal on the 5th minute of the opening period and his 600th on the 4th minute of the middle period.

Ovechkin became the third-youngest player ever to reach 600, trailing only Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky (894) and Mario Lemieux.

The 32-year-old's return to the top of the league's goal-scoring chart made his sharp climb to 600 all the more impressive.

"My wife is here, she just came back from Moscow and she said 'I have a feeling you gonna score 600 tonight and we gonna enjoy the time.' So I'm very happy". My parents are watching the game at home and they're happy.

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