Alexander Ovechkin scored in the 6: 0 victory of the Washington Capitals against Buffalo Sabers and equaled Phil Esposito in sixth place in the list of the best scorers of all time. Ovechkin only confirmed what we already know, and that is that he is one of the best players and that this kind of success is not strange at all.
Ovechkin managed to win everything that can be won, and he achieved a lot of success in his career, and the success he has now achieved is an additional incentive for him. It will be interesting to see which records Ovechkin will break.
The Capitals celebrated with 6: 0 at Sabres with six different scorers, the home team's net was hit by Kuznetsov, Backstrom, Panik, Sprong, Hathaway, and Ovechkin.
The Capitals were much better, and this result is just a confirmation of their game in which they were dominant all the time. It was Ovechkin's 717th goal in his career, and he reached it in almost 100 games less than Esposito, with whom he now shares the sixth position.
Only Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe (801), Jaromir Jagr (766), Brett Hull (741), and Marcel Dionne (731) remained ahead. The Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1. Pacioretty in the first and Stone in the third period were the scorers for the hosts.
It was also Stone's sixth game of the season, which he decided with his goal. The guests only mitigated the defeat with a masterful goal by Meier.
At the top of the league, tonight are the Florida Panthers, who beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3.
Although the guests had 3: 1 goal by Kane, Kurašev, and Hagel (Tippett scored for the Panthers), a great end to the second period in which they scored two goals (Ekblad and Forsling), and even better last 20 minutes, the Panthers turned the score into their benefit.
In the last third the scorers were Barkov, Verhaeghe and Wennberg. Results:
Tampa Bay Lightning - Nashville Predators 1: 4
Buffalo Sabers - Washington Capitals 0: 6
New York Rangers - Philadelphia Flyers 4: 5 (Overtime)
Florida Panthers - Chicago Blackhawks 6: 3
Pittsburgh Penguins - Boston Bruins 4: 1
Ottawa Senators - Vancouver Canucks 2: 3 (overtime)
Winnipeg Jets - Montreal Canadiens 2: 4
Calgary Flames - Edmonton Oilers 4: 3
Vegas Golden Knights - San Jose Sharks 2: 1 The Capitals celebrated with 6: 0 at Sabres with six different scorers, the home team's net was hit by Kuznetsov, Backstrom, Panik, Sprong, Hathaway, and Ovechkin.
The Capitals were much better, and this result is just a confirmation of their game in which they were dominant all the time.