Russian Alexander Ovechkin was the first in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) to score 25 goals in overtime. He also tied with Sidney Crosby in overtime points.
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Photo: Alexander Ovechkin (global look press)
Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin scores a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL game. The meeting ended with the victory of “Washington” with a score of 3:2.
Ovechkin scored his only goal in overtime. For him, this goal was the 25th in overtime. At the moment, no other player in the history of the league has scored 20 goals in the history of the NHL. In second place is Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (19), who shares this position with Czech Jaromir Jagr, who completed his career in the NHL. Thanks to this puck, he caught up with the leader in points in overtime in the history of the NHL Crosby. Both have 38 points each.
Ovechkin also moved up to third in NHL history in game-winning goals (133), ahead of Gordie Howe (132). The leader in this indicator is Jagr (151), in second place is Brett Hull (134).
For Ovechkin, goaltender Felix Sandstrom became the 164th goaltender he scored against in his NHL career. According to this indicator, the Russian caught up with Mark Messier, who is in third place in the history of the NHL. Above only (178) and Patrick Marleau (177).
Ovechkin is one of the most successful hockey players in the history of the game. The Russian forward has nine Maurice Richard Trophy titles (best in goals scored in the season), as well as three Hart Trophy (best player of the season according to journalists) and Ted Lindsay Award (best player of the season according to union), one Conn Smythe Trophy (Stanley Cup Playoff MVP award), one Art Ross Trophy (goal plus passer award), and one Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Season).