Washington Capitals National Hockey League (NHL) forward Alexander Ovechkin scored the winning goal against the New Jersey Devils and became the second in league history in away goals. This is reported by “Championship”.
The meeting took place on the night of Monday, March 1, and ended with a score of 2: 3 in favor of Washington. Ovechkin scored in the 34th minute. In addition to him, striker Jakub Vrana (16th minute) and Niklas Backstrom (23rd minute) scored goals against the opponents.
The number of goals scored by Ovechkin on the road after this match reached 362. Thus, the Russian athlete came second in the history of the NHL by this indicator, equal to the Canadian hockey player Steve Yizerman. Canadian Wayne Gretzky remains the leader, having distinguished himself in 402 away matches throughout his career.
On February 19, Ovechkin was named one of the 100 best assistants in NHL history. In the game against the Buffalo Sabers, the Russian made his 581st career assist.