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Alex Ovechkin Ties Wayne Gretzky's Record With Historic NHL Milestone


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Julien Trekker
November 12, 2023  (4:34 PM)
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Alex Ovechkin's relentless pursuit of Wayne Gretzky's goal record has been going on for years, and finally, last night, he managed to reach one of those elusive milestones.

Ovechkin Scores Two Goals in a Huge Win for the Capitals Against the Islanders

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Alex Ovechkin had an explosive performance last night. In a game against the New York Islanders, Ovechkin scored two goals in an impressive 4-1 win.
Ovi wanted back on the scoresheet BADLY

This was a monumental night for both Ovechkin and the Capitals, who finally found their rhythm after a tough start.
On a personal note, Ovechkin managed to tie a record currently held by the greatest NHL player of all time, Wayne Gretzky.

Ovechkin Equals Gretzky's Legendary Record

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His second goal, which sealed the game, was into an empty net.
This marked his 56th empty net goal in his career, tying Gretzky for the all-time record.
Alex Ovechkin ties Wayne Gretzky for all-time empty net goals with 56.

While this is just a minor achievement in Ovechkin's pursuit of Gretzky's ultimate goal record, it's a significant step forward. With just one more empty net goal, he will become the all-time leader in this category and move closer to Gretzky's total goal record.
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