Breaking: Alex Ovechkin reached two huge milestones against the Panthers!

What a night for Ovi!

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, helping his team to win by a score of 4-2. This goal helped the Russian sniper to register his 13th consecutive season of at least 30 goals! He is only the third player in NHL history to record 13 straight 30-goal seasons. Ovechkin also registered his 500th assist tonight. 

Drafted first overall by the Capitals in 2004, Ovechkin has now 588 goals and 500 assists for a total of 1,088 points in 970 games played so far in the NHL. He also added 90 points in 97 playoff games.

The 32-year old forward has 30 goals and 23 assists for a total of 53 points in 49 games played this season.

The Capitals are currently first in the Metropolitan division with a record of 29-15-5.