Ovechkin begins final step to break Gretzky’s record

“Now is the time to set new goals for No. 99,” Howe said on behalf of the Howe family. The Washington Capitals forward scored his 801st and 802nd NHL goals in Friday’s 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, leveling and surpassing Gordie Howe. While that was the end of one journey through history, it was … Read more

Ovechkin wants more, maybe it will happen quite quickly

One does not have to be a prophet to predict that Alex Ovechkin will be wildly celebrated by home fans on Thursday when the Washington Capitals host the Dallas Stars in the Capital One Arena. Before Game 1, after hitting the 800-goal mark with a hat-trick in Tuesday’s 7-3 win at the Chicago Blackhawks, the … Read more