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Ovechkin closed the gap with Jagr by one more goal

Russian Washington Capitals striker Alexander Ovechkin scored in the National Hockey League (NHL) regular season match against the Chicago Blackhawks. Statistics are available on the league website.

The goal was for the Russian hockey player 751st in the NHL championships. The athlete is ranked fourth among the best snipers in the history of the league. Ovechkin closed the gap with third-place Czech Jaromir Jagr by one more goal. Now it is 15 goals. Center striker Wayne Gretzky is considered the best NHL scorer in history with 894 goals. The second place is taken by Gordie Howe, who has 801 goals.

Also, thanks to his goal, Ovechkin came out on top in NHL history in terms of the number of goals scored in the majority, repeating Dave Andreychuk’s record. The Russian won the majority in the regular league championships for the 274th time.

The Capitals were defeated by Chicago. The meeting ended with a score of 4: 5 in overtime. Washington are third in the Eastern Conference league table with 40 points in 29 games. Chicago is 14th in the West with 24 points in 28 games.

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