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World ice hockey champion appreciates Ovechkin’s chances to break Gretzky’s record

World ice hockey champion in the Russian national team Maxim Sushinsky appreciated the performance of the Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin in the current season of the National Hockey League (NHL). The athlete spoke in an interview with the Lenta.ru correspondent.

“He plays great and is very productive, but has it ever been different? It’s just hard to say what the large number of assists is connected with. Probably, the partners have begun to open up better, ”Sushinsky said.

The player also appreciated the chances of the Russian to beat the achievements of Jaromir Jagr and Wayne Gretzky in terms of the number of goals scored in the NHL. “I think that Jagr can be ignored at all, he will definitely bypass him. Ovechkin’s real goal is Gretzky. If in the future everything goes the same as now, he may well claim his record, “added Sushinsky.

Earlier on Thursday, December 16, Ovechkin scored a goal and assist in the NHL regular season match against the Chicago Blackhawks. Now he has 751 goals in the NHL, and he has 15 goals left to occupy the third place in the list of the best snipers in the Jagr league. Gretzky is in the lead with 894 goals.

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