Alex Ovechkin Scores 400th Career Goal

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0  Updated at 6:57 am, December 21st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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G Fiume/Getty Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 400th career goal on Friday night for another milestone in his career.

The goal came on an empty net in the Capitals 4-2 win over the Hurricanes, but Ovechkin isn’t worried about milestones at this point in his career.

“I had a couple of chances to score, and they were good ones, but maybe I tried to make more moves than I usually do,” Ovechkin said. “(An) empty-netter is (an) empty-netter. Of course I (thought) about it, but it’s over and it’s time to move on.”

Ovechkin is now the sixth-fastest player in NHL history to reach No. 400 and the seventh active player with that many.

“As we all know, he’s a pretty good goal-scorer,” teammate Nicklas Backstrom said. “It’s always fun to see a player accomplish something big and I think 400 goals in however many games he has, it’s great. We all know he’s a great player.”

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