Alex Ovechkin moves up all-time goals list
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Alex Ovechkin was listed as a game-time decision for Washington’s season opener after he suffered a lower-body injury in the team’s preseason finale. He appeared to be ready to play based on the morning skate and he had a big performance on Wednesday. Ovechkin notched two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win over the New York Rangers.
His two goals moved him into sole possession of fifth place on the NHL all-time goals list. Ovechkin is up to 732 career goals in 1,197 regular-season outings. He moved ahead of Hockey Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne, who potted 731 goals across 1,348 appearances.
Ovechkin’s 270th career power-play goal moved him within four of Dave Andreychuk’s record and oddly enough his shorthanded marker was just the fifth of his career. His 150th career multi-goal game places him fourth in NHL history.
The Great Eight’s next scoring legend in his sights is Brett Hull, who sits fourth with 741 goals. Jaromir Jagr ranks third with 766 and Gordie Howe is second with 801. Of course, Wayne Gretzky is in first with 894.
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The Maple Leafs held on for a 2-1 victory over the Canadiens in the first game of the 2021-22 season for both teams. It was the first meeting between the two clubs since they met in the opening round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Jonathan Drouin got the scoring started at the 7:22 mark of the first period in the feel-good moment of the match. He played in his first game since April 21 after he a leave of absence in 2020-21 for personal reasons. He revealed before the start of this year that he battled with anxiety and insomnia issues.
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