Alexander Ovechkin made his name as an all-time leading scorer in the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime defeat to the Golden Knights on Wednesday night.
With two goals, Ovechkin reached out 50-Goal Plateau For the ninth time in his career and he became the third player in NHL history to achieve this feat, he joined Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bosssey.
In the second period, Ovie hit the ropes first to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead.
Then, in the middle of the third period, Ovechkin tied the famous 50th goal with 3-3 and sent everyone into overtime.
He became only the fourth player to reach the plateau this season, after Aston Mathews, Leon Driesightel and Chris Creeder.
Shea Theodore played the heroes due to the amazing personal growth in overtime. He slipped between TJ Oshi and Lars Eller before sliding the puck into the top of the backhand net to end the game.
This victory in Vegas will allow the team to keep alive their hopes of participating in the playoffs. Both points in the Knights Stars and in the playoff berth. Dallas, however, has the game in hand.
In the first half, Evgeny Kuznetsov started scoring for Washington, before seeing Alec Martinez bring everyone back to first place.
Evgeny Dadonov and Chandler Stephenson scored other goals for Vegas.
Goalkeeper Robin Lehner was sent off 20 minutes later and only one goal was allowed.
Logan Thompson, who took charge, stopped 13 of 15 shots.
Cole Lind, Jordan Eberley and Annie Gourde hit the mark in the first period and Seattle Kraken continued …