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Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne believes Alex Ovechkin will catch Wayne Gretzky

Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne believes Alex Ovechkin will catch Wayne Gretzky

During the Caps big win over the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night, Alex Ovechkin passed Finnish great Teemu Selanne on the all-time goal list, bringing him to 11th overall. He currently stands at 689 goals and his next target on the list is Pittsburgh Penguins star Mario Lemieux at 690.

With Ovechkin closing in on yet another goal-scorer, Selanne took to Twitter to say that he believes Ovechkin will be the one to pass Wayne Gretzky's mark of 894 goals.

Selanne isn't the only one who believes the Great Eight can catch up to the Great One. Nicklas Backstrom thinks his captain can do it, Sidney Crosby agrees with that assessment,  and the Great One himself said that Ovi has elevated the way the game has been played with his goal-scoring pursuit.

Ovi's take on it all? That if he's able to complete the feat he'll retire immediately. Ovi needs 205 more goals to reach that mark.

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Ovechkin is ready for 'more fun' with second child on the way

Ovechkin is ready for 'more fun' with second child on the way

It's been a great stretch as of late for Alex Ovechkin.

After recording his 700th goal on Saturday, additional good news was shared on Monday. His wife Nastya announced on Instagram that the family is expecting its second child. The newest baby Ovi will become the younger brother to Sergei, who is just over 18 months old.

On Tuesday, Ovechkin talked about what it will be like to add another member to the family. It is safe to say he is excited.

"It's great," Ovechkin said. "More kids, the more fun."

A household with Ovi and two young kids is sure to bring with it some exciting moments. The more Ovechkins, the better.

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New Caps players Brenden Dillon, Ilya Kovalchuk meet Captain the puppy

New Caps players Brenden Dillon, Ilya Kovalchuk meet Captain the puppy

It's one thing to be welcomed into the locker room by new teammates when traded to another team. 

But the new Caps players have an even more important figure to become friends with: 

Captain. 

Luckily - at least according to Captain's Twitter account - they seem to be getting along just fine. 

Hopefully, they remember the most important rule of the locker room: Treats for their new pal.

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