first_imgAlex Ovechkin added to his illustrious resume Saturday.The Captials star winger scored his 50th goal of the season in the team’s 6-3 win over the Lightening. It was the eighth time in Ovechkin’s career that he’s had 50-or-more goals in a single season, and he’s only the third player in NHL history to accomplish the feat eight or more times. Ovechkin scored his 247th career power-play goal in the process and eclipsed Phil Esposito for sole possession of fifth and tied Luc Robitaille (247) for fourth on the NHL’s all-time list.The Capitals already clinched a spot in the playoffs on March 28. They have just three regular-season games left on their schedule. He joins a list of hockey legends Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky, who each had nine.Number 50. #ALLCAPS @ovi8— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 31, 2019It wasn’t long after Ovechkin’s 50th, that he scored his 51st goal. Fitty-One. #ALLCAPS @ovi8— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 31, 2019Ovechkin, 33, became became the third oldest player in league history to record a 50-goal season — at the top of that list sits Jaromir Jagr (34), who scored 50 in the 2005-06 season and Johnny Bucyk (35) who has held the record for the oldest player since the 1970-71 season.But, there’s more.last_img

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