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400 For Alexander Ovechkin

NHL News Release:
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored into an empty net for the 400th goal of his NHL career (634 GP). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 28-year-old Ovechkin is the sixth-fastest player in NHL history to reach the 400-goal mark as well as the seventh-youngest to do so.

* Ovechkin leads the NHL with 29 goals, 12 power-play goals and 173 shots on goal in 33 games this season. He also ranks fifth in points (40) and second in power-play points (22).

* Ovechkin has scored 52 goals in his last 56 regular-season games dating to March 14 of last season (52-24—76).

* Since entering the NHL in 2005-06, Ovechkin leads the League in goals (400), points (775), power-play goals (139), power-play points (304) and game-winning goals (63). He ranks third in NHL history in goals per game (0.63), trailing only Mike Bossy (0.76) and Mario Lemieux (0.75).
1. Wayne Gretzky: 436 GP
2. Mike Bossy: 506 GP
3. Mario Lemieux: 508 GP
4. Brett Hull: 520 GP
5. Jari Kurri: 608 GP
6. Alex Ovechkin: 634 GP
7. Pavel Bure: 635 GP

1. Jaromir Jagr: 693 (1,427 GP)
2. Teemu Selanne: 679 (1,416 GP)
3. Jarome Iginla: 538 (1,267 GP)
4. Marian Hossa: 448 (1,051 GP)
5. Daniel Alfredsson: 435 (1,210 GP)
6. Patrick Marleau: 420 (1,200 GP)
7. Alex Ovechkin: 400 (634 GP)
8. Vincent Lecavalier: 392 (1,059 GP)

* Only Selanne (700) and Jagr (742) reached 400 career goals in fewer than 900 NHL games.


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