Ovechkin reduced the gap of NHL career goals from Phil Esposito to four goals
In another match of the National Hockey League’s regular season, the New Jersey Devils hosted the Washington Capitals. The match took place in Newark at the Prudential Center and ended with the capital club’s victory with a score of 3-2.
Jakub Vrana, Niklas Bekström and Russian forward Alexander Ovechkin scored some goals in that match. Mikhail Maltsev and Yegor Sharangovich scored for the home team. Washington captain Alex Ovechkin has scored the 7th goal this season, bringing him close to Phil Esposito on NHL goals record. The Russian forward now has 713 accurate shots, while the sixth-placed legendary Canadian has 717.
The all-time record belongs to Wayne Gretzky (894), the second place is taken by Gordy Howe (801), the top three is closed by Jaromir Jagr (766). The top 5 also includes Brett Hull (741) and Marcel Dionne (731).