Post: Laviolette: Ovechkin scores 40 goals in one season, but his pace does not slow

Laviolette: Ovechkin has scored 40 goals since his NHL debut, his pace doesn’t seem to have slowed

MOSCOW, March 22 – RIA Novosti. Russian forward and Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin has scored 40 goals in the season since his debut in the National Hockey League (NHL) and hasn’t slowed down, according to the team’s head coach, Peter Laviolette.

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In the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Russian scored an abandoned puck, bringing the current regular season goal count to 40. This is the NHL season for Ovechkin, the 18th in his career and the 13th with the fewest goals scored. 40 goals The 37-year-old Russian striker became the first player in league history to achieve this feat. The previous record for most NHL seasons with 40 goals was Canadian Wayne Gretzky (12).

“He’s been doing it consistently every year since coming to the NHL and his pace doesn’t seem to slow down at all. He plays fast and hard. Knowing he has a chance to make a difference in the game is what he really does.” But the main thing for me is that he can do it every year,” – quotes Lavioletta, the NHL’s official website.

With 820 goals, Ovechkin is the second-highest goalscorer in NHL regular season history. Gretzky is the league record holder with 894 goals.

Washington Capitals hockey player Alexander Ovechkin - RIA Novosti, 1920, 22.03.2023

Ovechkin was crowned in the USA. The greatness of the Russians was recognized by all of America.

Source: Ria

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