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Alex Ovechkin passes Esposito with goal 718, also reaches 1,300 points

Alex Ovechkin has a night of milestones in D.C. vs. the Isles, as the Caps captain picks up an assist for his 1,300th point and scores his 718th goal to pass Phil Esposito for sixth on the NHL all-time goals list.

On Tuesday, reaching one milestone wasn’t enough for Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin scored goal number 718, breaking a tie with Phil Esposito (that lasted one day) to sit alone at sixth all-time in NHL history. Before that, Ovechkin passed the 1,300-point mark with an assist on a T.J. Oshie goal.

Ovechkin passes Esposito for sixth all-time with goal 718, also scores 1,300th point

Ovechkin is now 13 goals behind Marcel Dionne, who sits in fifth place.

  1. Wayne Gretzky: 894 goals
  2. Gordie Howe: 801
  3. Jaromir Jagr: 766
  4. Brett Hull: 741
  5. Marcel Dionne: 731
  6. Alex Ovechkin, 718
  7. Phil Esposito: 717

While Ovechkin didn’t reach 717 from “his office,” he did so while scoring his 718th:

Ovechkin’s 718th goal ended up being the 1,301st point of his NHL career, as Ovechkin already reached 1,300 by assisting on T.J. Oshie’s tally.

The Capitals shared some pertinent points about Ovechkin reaching 1,300:

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.