Alex Ovechkin once again makes NHL history

The Great 8 is roaring back to life at the right time.



He's been the greatest goal scoring forward of this generation, and he could be roaring back to life right at the most opportune time. 

The Washington Capitals have overtaken the Detroit Red Wings in the standings, something that seemed like an impossible dream back in late February after they were drubbed 8-3 at Little Caesars Arena, thanks to their 5-2 win at the Scotiabank Saddledome last night over the Calgary Flames. And it was Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin who once again etched his name into the NHL record books in the process.

With his pair of goals, he became just the third forward in NHL history behind Wayne Gretzky and Brendan Shanahan to enjoy 19 straight season of having scored 20 goals. 

Additionally, he becomes the only NHL forward to have achieved that mark from the very beginning of his career: 

Many were wondering if Father Time was finally catching up with the future Hall of Famer, as he experienced goal scoring droughts the likes of which he had never seen in his career earlier this season.

But with five goals in his last nine games, he's rediscovering his scoring touch when his team needs it the most - especially after it appeared as though they had punted on the season with the trades of Anthony Mantha and Evgeni Kuznetsov at the NHL Trade Deadline. 

The Capitals will take on the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs at Capital One Arena in downtown Washington DC tomorrow evening, where they will look to continue their momentum. 

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