Alexander Ovechkin sets NHL record for most goals scored on the road all-time

NHL: Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks

Washington Capitals left winger Alexander Ovechkin of Moscow, Russia is one of the greatest goal scorers of all-time. Now he is the best ever among all players on the road. Ovechkin set the National Hockey League record on Tuesday for most regular season road goals all-time as the Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Broke Wayne Gretzky’s record

Ovechkin now has 403 road goals while playing for the Capitals from 2005 to 2023. Gretzky has the old record of 402 road goals scored from 1979 to 1998 with the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and New York Rangers.

Ovechkin’s 403rd road goal came from Dylan Strome of Mississauga, Ontario and Anthony Mantha of Longueuil, Quebec at 11:52 of the first period. At the time, the Capitals went up 2-0. It was the second of two goals Ovechkin scored in the game as he opened the scoring at 5:35 of the first period with an unassisted goal.

NHL All-Time Goal Scoring Lead

Gretzky is still the NHL All-Time leader in goals with 894. Gordie Howe is second with 801, and Ovechkin is third with 793.

2022-23 Statistics

In 2022-23, Ovechkin has 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points in 24 games. He is a -12 with 16 penalty minutes, 11 power-play points, three game-winning goals, 98 shots on goal, one faceoff win, six blocked shots, 69 hits, 15 takeaways and 13 giveaways.

Around the NHL

Tuesday was a memorable night for the Seattle Kraken as they set a franchise record for most goals in a game with nine. They defeated the Los Angeles Kings 9-8 at Arena. The Kraken are red hot as they have won six straight games. The 17 goals scored were the most in a single game this season.

Meanwhile, Blake Wheeler of Plymouth, Minnesota registered his fourth career hat trick as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 5-0. Three of Wheeler’s four career hat tricks have been with the Jets. The other was wit the Boston Bruins.

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