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These are the players Alex Ovechkin will join in the 700 club

These are the players Alex Ovechkin will join in the 700 club

Sooner or later, Alex Ovechkin is going to join the 700 goal club. Though he's been sitting at 698 goals for a few games entering Thursday night, he's on the cusp of history. An electric goal scorer, he can strike at any second to accomplish the big achievement.

Once Ovechkin reaches that mark, he'll join an exclusive group of goal scorers. An impressive list, here's more on the company Ovechkin will soon be in.

Wayne Gretzky (894 Goals)

While Ovechkin is "The Great 8", Gretzky is known as "The Great One". Still the most impressive goal scorer the world has ever seen, Gretzky had an illustrious career that spanned three decades. The Hall of Famer compiled plenty of seasons in which his goal total reached an insane amount, including a 92-goal season in 1981 when he was just 21 years old. Gretzky holds a comfortable lead on the all-time goals list, with the next closest member 93 away.

Gordie Howe (801 Goals)

The only other member of the 800 goal club, Howe put together a long and consistent career. In 26 NHL seasons, he was an All-Star 21 times while also winning four Stanley Cup Championships.

Jaromir Jagr (766 Goals)

Like Ovechkin now, Jagr was an ageless wonder in the NHL. Father Time was no match for him, as he played in the league until he was 45. During his 24 seasons, he racked up goal after goal, including 62 in 1995. Jagr was also a lethal passer, as his assist tallies help put him in second place on the all-time points list. Jagr is still going strong, now playing in the Czech professional hockey league.

Brett Hull (741 Goals)

During his 19 seasons in the NHL, Hull was always a threat when on the ice. The Hall of Fame right winger's best season came in 1991 when he scored 86 goals.

Marcel Dionne (731 Goals)

In 18 seasons in the NHL, Dionne never dropped a crooked number of goals like some other members of this list did. But, he was consistent. In all but one of his campaigns, the long-time Red Wing and King scored more than 24 goals. 

Phil Esposito (717 Goals)

The Hall of Famer and two-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner was one of the best southpaw goal-scorers the league has seen. During a span of five seasons in the 70s, he had more than 60 goals in four of them, including 76 in 1970-71.

Mike Gartner (708 Goals)

Gartner became a dominant goal scorer for Washington early in his career. During his nine full seasons with the team, he scored 30 or more goals in each. Gartner cemented himself into the 700 club in 1998, his last NHL season, scoring 12 goals with Phoenix. 

A list filled with some of the all-time greats, Ovechkin will take his place among hockey royalty once two more shots find the back of the net.

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How to watch Capitals vs. Sabres NHL 20 simulation

How to watch Capitals vs. Sabres NHL 20 simulation

Monday night was supposed to be another night of Capitals action with a game against the Buffalo Sabres. Unfortunately due to the NHL’s hold on the season in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the show can not go on as originally planned. 

However, with some minor adjustments to the presentation, there is still a way to keep things going. 

Monday night at 7 p.m. ET the Capitals will be taking the ice to play the Sabres as planned, only this time it will be virtual ice on an NHL 20 simulation. 

In partnership with Monumental Sports Network, NBC Sports Washington will be airing all Wizards and Capitals games in simulated NBA 2K20 and NHL 2K20 games. The format of these games includes watching the simulated versions of Caps games based on the existing schedule with the bonus of commentary from NBCSW’s experts. 

To make things even more fun, in between the simulation and the re-air of the simulation, there is a chance to relive a classic Caps game. So don’t forget to stick around and re-watch Dowd and the Capitals dominate the Penguins from earlier this season. 

Here's everything you need to know to watch. 

When: Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. ET

Where:

  • NBC Sports Washington (channel finder
  • Any of our 24/7 authenticated streaming platforms
  • Monumental Sports Network via its website www.monumentalsportsnetwork.com or via any of its available apps on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox.

Broadcast schedule: 

7:00 PM: NHL 20 Simulation: Capitals @ Buffalo Sabres (P)
8:00 PM: NHL Classics: Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins (R) 
10:30 PM: NHL 20 Simulation: Capitals @ Buffalo Sabres (R)

Starting lineups: 

Capitals: TBD
Sabres: TBD

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It’s official, Tom Wilson’s puppy Halle now has an Instagram account

It’s official, Tom Wilson’s puppy Halle now has an Instagram account

You should be used to seeing Capitals’ winger Tom Wilson’s puppy Halle by now, but you’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the future. 

The black lab mix officially has an Instagram account and it’s the cutest thing that you’ll ever see.

Her favorite things are pine cones and digging holes and the account features some adorable content.

From the first day that Halle met her momma Taylor Pischke. 

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The day I met my new fur momma ❤️

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To what looks to be one of her first baths.

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Instagram vs. Reality #nationalpuppyday

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And even serving two minutes in time out. C'mon just look at those puppy eyes. 

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Serving two minutes in the sin bin #unsportsmanlikeconduct

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The Instagram account is run by her furparents of course. 

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