Chasing Wayne Gretzky, highlights, video

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Alex Ovechkin goal tracker: Chasing Wayne Gretzky initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is on a tempo to be the best scorer in NHL historical past. What was as soon as recognized as a mere chance for the gifted Russian to interrupt some of the iconic data in all of sports activities, is now inching nearer to a query of when not if.

Comply with alongside as Ovechkin continues previous his “Gr800 chase” and Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe to cross The Nice One himself, Wayne Gretzky.

Early within the 2022-23 season, “The Nice 8” scored his 800th profession aim towards the Chicago Blackhawks. He did it with the standard Ovechkin pizzazz, recording a hattrick to maneuver from No. 797 to a clear 800 targets. He grew to become simply the third participant in NHL historical past to succeed in that feat.

Lower than two weeks later, he tied Howe and handed Howe with two targets towards the Montreal Canadiens. Now all that’s left above him on the ladder is Gretzky at 894.

Ovechkin is the lively chief in NHL targets, the following closest is long-time rival Sidney Crosby who’s tied with Stan Mikita at No. 33 with 540 targets.

What number of targets does Alex Ovechkin have in his profession?

810

What number of targets does Alex Ovechkin have this season?

30

What number of targets is Alex Ovechkin behind Wayne Gretzky?

84

NHL All-time targets listing:

1. Wayne Gretzky – 894
2. Alex Ovechkin – 810
3. Gordie Howe – 801
4. Jaromir Jagr – 766
5. Brett Hull – 741
6. Marcel Dionne – 731
7. Phil Esposito – 717
8. Mike Gartner – 708
9. Mark Messier – 694
10. Steve Yzerman – 692

Alex Ovechkin aim tracker:

No. 810 vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Jan. 14, 2023)

No. 809 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (Jan. 5, 2023)

No. 808 vs. Buffalo Sabres (Jan. 3, 2023)

No. 807 vs. Buffalo Sabres (Jan. 3, 2023)

No. 806 vs. Montreal Canadiens (Dec. 31, 2022)

No. 805 vs. Montreal Canadiens (Dec. 31, 2022)

No. 804 vs. Montreal Canadiens (Dec. 31, 2022)

No. 803 vs. Ottawa Senators (Dec. 29, 2022)

No. 802 vs. Winnipeg Jets (Dec. 23, 2022)

No. 801 vs. Winnipeg Jets (Dec. 23, 2022)

No. 800 at Chicago Blackhawks (Dec. 13, 2022)

No. 799 at Chicago Blackhawks (Dec. 13, 2022)

No. 798 at Chicago Blackhawks (Dec. 13, 2022)

No. 797 at Winnipeg Jets (Dec. 11, 2022)

No. 796 vs. Seattle Kraken (Dec. 9, 2022)

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