Alex Ovechkin scores 811th career goal, now trails Wayne Gretzky by 83

The Washington Capitals trailed the Defending Champion Colorado Avalanche 3-1 in the third period. A Rocket by the Caps’ Captain brought the team within one.

Ovechkin scored the goal via a Wicked one-timer from the left circle while both teams skated five-on-five. Avs’ goaltender Alexandar Georgiev was the goalie who gave it up.

The goal was Ovechkin’s 811th career goal.

Dylan Strome sent the pass that found Ovechkin all alone on Ovi Island.

The blast beat Georgiev short-side.

Tonight’s goal marked the ninth time Ovi scored on Georgiev in his career. The former Rangers netminder first surrendered an Ovi goal on March 26, 2018, becoming the 129th career goalie the Capitals Captain scored on in his career. (See the full list on our RMNB Ovi Goal Tracker.)

Ovechkin now trails Wayne Gretzky by 83 on the NHL’s all-time goals list.

The goal was Ovechkin’s 31st of the 2022-23 season and his 14th in the third period this year.

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