Alex Ovechkin entered Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tied with Mike Bossy for 21st on the all-time goals list. He needed only 12:43 to take sole possession of 21st place.
Ovechkin scored career goals 574 and 575 in the first period against the Leafs to pull two ahead of the New York Islanders great.
Goal No. 574 was a phenomenal end to end effort from the Great 8.
Soon after he scored his first goal of the night, the Caps tweeted out a message from Bossy to Ovechkin.
Ovechkin would add a third goal to complete the hat trick in the third period with an empty net goal. He is now just one goal behind Mark Recchi who sits at No. 20 all-time with 577.