Thursday, February 05, 2009

200 and counting for Ovechkin

He's perhaps the most entertaining player in the game today and Thursday night he reached yet another milestone in his young career.

Alexander Ovechkin tallied up his 200th goal, joining just three other players to reach the 200 goal plateau in four years.

With goal number 200 now ready for mounting on the wall, Ovechkin joins Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy and Mario Lemieux in one of the NHL's more exclusive fraternities.

In keeping with his persona these days, Ovechkin didn't want to talk about his marquee goal, with the Capitals coming up on the short end of the score against the Kings on Thursday night, Ovechkin only wanted to talk about the missed opportunity for his team to pick up some valuable points in their quest for playoff positioning in the east.

Much of the teams success however has come off the stick of the Russian sniper, Ovechkin currently leads the league in scoring with 37 goals, if he continues on his current pace it won't be too long before 300 goals become the just over the horizon target and more importantly if he continues on with his scoring touch his Capitals may be expecting a long run in the playoffs.

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