Alex Ovechkin 800th goal clock

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is now up to 802 goals. He reached 800 with a hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks on December 13 and 802 with two goals against the Winnipeg Jets on December 23 to tie and pass Gordie Howe for second on the NHL’s all-time scoring list.

Get into Ovechkin’s journey to 800 – and what comes next – with our Ovechkin 800 projectnarrated by Emily Kaplan.

Ovi is now second in goals behind Wayne Gretzky (894). The second most active player on the list is Sidney Crosby, at number 34 with 536 goals. With his 787th goal, Ovechkin set the record for most goals scored by the same franchise. With goal No. 793, he passed Gretzky for the most goals scored on the road in a career (403).

Follow along here as Ovi climbs into the record books, including a schedule of upcoming matches and highlight videos with goal #787 and beyond.

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NHL’s Top 10 in Career Goals

1. Wayne Gretzky (894)
2. Alex Ovechkin (802)
3. Gordie Howe (801)
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)

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Take a look back at the best eight goals of Alexander Ovechkin’s career.


Highlights

Cases No. 801 and 802

Late in the first period, Ovechkin took a pass from Dylan Strome and scored on the Winnipeg Jets, tying Gordie Howe for second on the all-time scoring list.

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Alex Ovechkin is tied with Gordie Howe for second most goals in NHL history at 801.

With a minute left in the third period, Ovechkin scored his 802nd goal off an assist from Evgeny Kuznetsov, moving him into sole possession of second on the all-time scoring list.

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Alex Ovechkin shoots into an empty net to surpass Gordie Howe for second most goals in NHL history with 802.

Cases No. 798, 799 and 800

Just 24 seconds into the game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Ovi scored number 798, assisted by John Carlson and Conor Sheary.

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Alex Ovechkin finds the net 24 seconds into the game for goal 798 as the Capitals lead 1-0.

Later in the first period, Ovi found paydirt again, this time a power play goal assisted by Sheary and Sonny Milano.

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Alex Ovechkin records goal 799 and his second of the game as the Capitals extend their lead to 2-0.

At 6:34 of the third period, Ovechkin made history, completing his hat trick and recording goal No. 800. Assists on the count went to Anthony Mantha and Evgeny Kuznetsov.

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Alex Ovechkin gets his 800th goal in style, completing a hat trick against the Blackhawks.

Case No. 797

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: With the Caps leading near the end of their win over the Winnipeg Jets, Ovechkin scored an empty-net goal. Caps defenseman Dmitry Orlov picked up the assist on the goal.

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Alex Ovechkin puts the icing on the Capitals win against the Jets.

Case 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 from 800. The empty net was assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov and John Carlson.

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

Cases No. 794 and 795

With the Capitals up 2-1 against the Philadelphia Flyers, Ovechkin was on the ice to close out the game – scoring 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 scores twice on an empty net and now has 795 career goals.

Cases No. 792 and 793

Ovechkin scored twice 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 has now passed Wayne Gretzky for the most away goals of all time.

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Alex Ovechkin scores 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 scores his 792nd career goal against the Canucks.

Case No. 791

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

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Alex Ovechkin scores for the Capitals on the power play

Case No. 790

At 1:04 of overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers, Ovechkin scored 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 shot in overtime against the Flyers.

Case No. 789

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

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Alex Ovechkin scores against the Blues

Case 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 the Capitals

Case 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 for most goals by one team.


Upcoming schedule

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

December 27: at the New York Rangers
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

December 29: against the Ottawa Senators
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

December 31: against the Montreal Canadiens
4 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 3: against the Buffalo Sabres
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 5: on the Columbus Blue Jackets
7 ET | ESPN

January 6: against the Nashville Predators
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 8: against the Columbus Blue Jackets
5 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 11: at the Philadelphia Flyers
7:30 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 14: against the Philadelphia Flyers
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 16: on the New York Islanders
7:30 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 17: against the Minnesota Wild
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 19: at the Arizona Coyotes
9 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 21: at the Vegas Golden Knights
10 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 24: at the Colorado Avalanche
9 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 26: against the Pittsburgh Penguins
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 29: at the Toronto Maple Leafs
5 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

January 31: on the Columbus Blue Jackets
7 ET | NHL Power Play on ESPN+

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