Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to compile nine seasons with 40 or more goals in a season with a tally in the first period of Saturday’s Stadium Series game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Ovechkin one-timed a shot past Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen off a pass from behind the net by Tom Wilson 6:19 into the game to give the Caps a 2-1 lead. It was his 598th career goal. "Forty is nice, but 50 is better," Ovechkin said after the Capitals' 5-2 victory. "I still have time to do that." Ovechkin, 32, previously scored at least 40 goals in 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Ovechkin is playing in his 13th season in the NHL, all with the team that drafted him first overall in 2004.
Ovechkin joins elite company with 9th 40-goal season
USA Today | Mar 4