One of the NHL’s most dangerous goal scorers is still Alex Ovechkin. The superstar for the Washington Capitals is the league’s deadliest road scorer historically, and he has the numbers to prove it.

The Great Eight has now surpassed The Great One at the top of the NHL’s all-time list of most career goals scored in the hostile territory following his second goal in Tuesday night’s away game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Alex Ovechkin broke a tie with Wayne Gretzky for the most away goals ever with two goals in the first period, giving him a career total of 403 away goals. He currently has 793 goals in his entire career, just 8 behind Gordie Howe for second-most in NHL history.

Alex Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin

Ovechkin entered the rink in Vancouver having scored 401 goals on the road. He scored five minutes into the game to tie Gretzky’s record. He didn’t keep the Capitals’ supporters waiting for very long before snapping his tie with Gretzky with a thunderous blast from his office, assisted by Dylan Strome and Anthony Mantha.

With that accomplishment secured for the Russian great, Ovechkin’s pursuit of the other Wayne Gretzky record will garner more attention. As of the first period of the Canucks game, Ovechkin has 793 goals overall in the NHL, which places him third all-time. He is only 101 goals behind Wayne Gretzky, who has 894 goals, and eight goals behind the legendary Gordie Howe.

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When the Capitals play the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday, Ovechkin will have the opportunity to extend his current record and get even closer to Gretzky’s all-time number.


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