Alex Ovechkin reached yet another milestone in an illustrious North American pro career Thursday night, as the Washington Capitals captain recorded his 700th and 701st career NHL points with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.
The milestone was reached just over a minute into the third-period, as the Russian forward converted a lucky bounce in the slot on the powerplay to tie the game at two. He added one more point to his tally 2:16 from time, as Mike Ribeiro converted a rebound after Ovechkin's breakaway effort ended up on the goal-line to make it 3-2.
It took Ovechkin 579 games to reach the 700 mark, and he does it with 349 goals and 351 (now 352) assists to his name. Here's hoping there are many, many more points to come for the Great 8 during his time in Washington.