December 2, 2021

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Unstoppable bomber. Alexander Ovechkin broke the record set by Wayne Gretsky

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Washington hockey captain Alexander Ovechkin is 36, but he’s still had a great start to the new NHL season. The Russian hockey player has scored in all six matches so far, collecting 12 points for seven goals and five assists.

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In the productivity table, he takes second place after Conor McDavid from Edmonton, who has 13 points, and is already a leader among the gunners. He already has a career total of 737 and lacks four accurate strikes to equal Bret Hall’s fourth in history.

With his last two goals, he not only helped his team win the Ottawa Ice 7:5, but also broke one all-time record. For the 84th time in his National Hockey League career, he scored a multi-goal game on his opponent’s ice, defeating Wayne Gretzky.

Legendary Canadian striker Edmonton scored at least two goals 83 times in a match with an opponent, followed by Brett Hull with 72 similar matches. They are followed by Phil Esposito (64) and Mario Lemio (63).

“If Uvi continues at this pace, he will score 96 goals this season,” Expect capital lovers on social networks. The public relations department of the hockey team from the American capital noticed another interesting historical figure. Philip Gustafson of Ottawa became the 149th goalkeeper in the National Hockey League, against which Ovechkin scored. “The opposite party is 6,581 players who scored 149 goals or less.” Twitter informed PRCapitals.

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