796 goals and counting: The Alex Ovechkin chase to 800 tracker

796 goals and counting: The Alex Ovechkin chase to 800 tracker

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Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is currently chasing down career NHL goal No. 800. After starting the 2022-23 season at 780, he has scored 16 goals thus far.

Ovi is third on the all-time NHL goals list, behind Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801). The next highest active player on the list is Sidney Crosby, at No. 35 with 532 goals. With his 787th goal, Ovechkin set the record for most goals scored with the same franchise. With goal No. 793, he passed Gretzky for the most goals scored on the road for a career (403). Follow Ovi as he climbs the record books. You’ll find highlights videos and a schedule of upcoming games. 787 and beyond.

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The NHL’s top 10 in career goals

1. Wayne Gretzky (894)
2. Gordie Howe (801)
3. Alex Ovechkin (796)
4. Jaromir Jagr (766)
5. Brett Hull (741)
6. Marcel Dionne (731)
7. Phil Esposito (717)
8. Mike Gartner (708)
9. Mark Messier (694)
10. Steve Yzerman (692)


Highlights

Goal No. 796

At 19: 56 of the third period against the Seattle Kraken, Ovechkin fired a shot into an empty net to put him four goals away from 800. The empty-net goal was assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov and John Carlson.

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Alex Ovechkin collects the puck and slings in his 796th career goal on an empty net against the Kraken.

Goals No. 794 and 795

With the Capitals up 2-1 against the Philadelphia Flyers, Ovechkin was on the ice to close out the game — and scored two empty-net goals! The first was assisted by Anthony Mantha and John Carlson, while the second was assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov and Conor Sheary.

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Alex Ovechkin tallies twice on an empty net and now has 795 career goals.

Goals No. 792 and 793

Ovechkin scored two goals in the first period of the Capitals’ matchup against the Vancouver Canucks — the first unassisted and the second with help from Dylan Strome and Anthony Mantha. Ovechkin now holds the record for most road goals.

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Alex Ovechkin slaps in his second goal of the game to put the Capitals up 2-0 against the Canucks.

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Alex Ovechkin jumps on the loose puck and notches his 792nd career goal vs. the Canucks.

Goal No. 791

A victory over the Calgary Flames was already well in hand, but Ovechkin’s goal at 12: 24 of the third period — assisted by Conor Sheary and Sonny Milano — put him nine away from 800.

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Alex Ovechkin tallies goal for Capitals on the power play

Goal No. 790

At 1: 04 of overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers, Ovechkin notched a game-winning goal assisted by Dylan Strome and Erik Gustafsson.

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Alex Ovechkin wins it for the Capitals with this clutch slap shot in overtime vs. the Flyers.

Goal No. 789

A goal at 15: 12 of the second period against the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 17 moved Ovechkin one step closer to 800. Dylan Strome was credited with the one assist on the tally.

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Alex Ovechkin nets goal vs. Blues

Goal No. 788

Ovechkin scored at 14: 36 of the second period in a 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 7, a power-play goal assisted by Erik Gustafsson and Evgeny Kuznetsov:

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Alex Ovechkin scores on the power play for Capitals

Goal No. 787

With his goal at 8: 55 of the second period — a power-play tally assisted by Trevor van Riemsdyk and Anthony Mantha — Ovechkin broke Gordie Howe’s record for most goals scored by a player with a single franchise:

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Alex Ovechkin scores his 787th career goal to break Gordie Howe’s record of most goals with one team.


Upcoming schedule

Note: All games not on ESPN, TNT or NHL Network are available via NHL Power Play, which is included in an ESPN subscription (local blackout restrictions apply).

Dec. 11: at Winnipeg Jets
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Dec. 13: at Chicago Blackhawks
9 ET | ESPN

Dec. 15: vs. Dallas Stars
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Dec. 17: vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Dec. 19: vs. Detroit Red Wings
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Dec. 22: at Ottawa Senators
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Dec. 23: vs. Winnipeg Jets
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Dec. 27: at New York Rangers
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Dec. 29: vs. Ottawa Senators
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Dec. 31: vs. Montreal Canadiens
4 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 3: vs. Buffalo Sabres
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 5: at Columbus Blue Jackets
7 ET | ESPN

Jan. 6: vs. Nashville Predators
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 8: vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
5 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 11: at Philadelphia Flyers
7: 30 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 14: vs. Philadelphia Flyers
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 16: at New York Islanders
7: 30 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 17: vs. Minnesota Wild
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 19: at Arizona Coyotes
9 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 21: at Vegas Golden Knights
10 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 24: at Colorado Avalanche
9 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 26: vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 29: at Toronto Maple Leafs
5 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

Jan. 31: at Columbus Blue Jackets
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN

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