Alexander Ovechkin Scores 1,000th NHL Point: Highlights, Comments and Reaction

January 12th, 2017 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin tallied his 1,000th career NHL point Wednesday night with a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

As seen in this video, courtesy of the NHL, Ovi needed just 35 seconds to light the lamp and join the exclusive club:

Following Washington's 5-2 victory, the Caps tweeted a photo of the historic puck that put the Great Eight in rarefied air:

He also posed for a photo with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie, who assisted on the marker:

The Russian superstar became the 84th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000-point plateau and the 24th-fastest to do so, per the Capitals' press release.

Ovechkin accomplished the feat in just 880 games, and the NHL tweeted a rundown of his Hall of Fame resume during the aftermath of his memorable night:

The 31-year-old veteran had the following to say regarding the solidification of his place in the NHL record books:

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