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Ovechkin is 14th in NHL playoff goals

The captain of “Washington” scored the 72nd puck in the playoffs for his career and came out in 14th place. Wayne Gretzky leads the way with 122 goals.

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Alexander Ovechkin

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Russian Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin scored in a 6-1 NHL playoff win against the Florida Panthers to rank 14th in Stanley Cup goals.

The 36-year-old forward scored his 72nd career playoff goal. Ovechkin surpassed six-time Stanley Cup winner Brian Trottier of the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins in this indicator.

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Ovechkin tied Patrick Marleau and Esa Tikkanen in playoff goals, who also have 72 goals each. In 13th place is Dino Sissarelli (73 goals). Wayne Gretzky leads the way with 122 goals.

In addition, Ovechkin scored his 28th powerplay goal in the NHL playoffs. According to this indicator, he came in seventh place in the history of the NHL, equaling Evgeni Malkin and Denis Potvin. Leading the list is Brett Hull, who has 38 of these washers.

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