Dec 20, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (8) skates with the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Capitals won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Ovechkin scores 400th career goal to help Capitals win


Alex Ovechkin had a great night last night, as the Washington Capitals pulled out a victory against the Carolina Hurricanes. From the Associated Press, found here on ESPN,

Ovechkin scored his 400th career goal into an empty net after the Washington Capitals had three power-play goals in the second period of a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

“I had a couple of chances to score, and they were good ones, but maybe I tried to make more moves than I usually do,” Ovechkin said. “(An) empty-netter is (an) empty-netter. Of course I (thought) about it, but it’s over and it’s time to move on.”

Ovechkin is the sixth quickest player to score his 400th goal, and is just the seventh active player that has that many.

His teammates are pretty impressed too, just ask Nicklas Backstrom.

“As we all know, he’s a pretty good goal-scorer,” Backstrom said. “It’s always fun to see a player accomplish something big and I think 400 goals in however many games he has, it’s great. We all know he’s a great player.”

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