(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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