In honor of Ovechkin, the 802-goal throne was installed in the Washington arena
MOSCOW, March 21 – RIA Novosti. The Washington Capitals National Hockey League (NHL) club has installed a throne made of pucks on its field in honor of Russian team captain Alexander Ovechkin, according to the team’s Twitter page.
The throne consists of 802 discs and in the background is the bald eagle, the emblem of the club. Ovechkin’s silhouette is depicted on the wings of the bird covered with discs, and the slogan “Gr8 Chase”, dedicated to the pursuit of the “Washington” captain, is placed for Canadian Wayne Gretzky’s sniper record.
The installation, with new discs added as Ovechkin scores, will be announced to fans ahead of the team’s home game against Columbus on Tuesday.
Ovechkin scored his 802 regular-season goal against Winnipeg in December, placing him a clean second on the league’s all-time top scorers list, ahead of Canada’s Gordie Howe. Currently, the 37-year-old Russian has 819 goals in the regular season, while Gretzky has 894 goals.
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