Ovechkin broke Gretzky’s record for empty-net goals in NHL games

Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin managed to make an assist and score a goal during the regular season match of the National Hockey League (NHL), where his team played against the Boston Bruins. The meeting came to an end with a crushing victory for Washington with a score of 3:0. After this, the Capitals retained 12th place in the standings, showing the results of the Eastern Conference.

The puck was scored by a Russian striker during the last minute of the game into an empty net. It turned out to be his 57th throughout his career, which allowed the hockey player to break Wayne Gretzky’s record.

So, let us clarify that Ovechkin was able to score 57 goals into an empty net over the course of 1,394 games in which he took part in the NHL regular championships throughout his own career. At the same time, Canadian Gretzky has 56 similar goals scored in 1487 matches.

Previously Public News Service reportedthat the Russian forward and captain of the NHL club “Washington Capitals” Alexander Ovechkin will definitely break Wayne Gretzky’s record for goals scored in the league. Two-time Olympic hockey champion Alexander Kozhevnikov spoke about this.

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