Alex Ovechkin Reaches 800 Career Goals With Hat Trick
Soaked with beer and still wearing his No. 8 jersey, Alex Ovechkin held three pucks in his right hand as he posed for a picture.
Three pucks that added up to 800.
Ovechkin became the third
player to reach 800 career goals when he scored three times Tuesday night
Ovechkin scored on his first two shots, beating Blackhawks goaltender
24 seconds into the game
The 37-year-old winger then completed his 29th career hat trick when he knocked A
pass over a sprawled Mrazek 6:34 into the third.
The rest of the Capitals jumped off the bench to celebrate after the milestone goal, and hats rained down on the ice from the crowd
Ovechkin jumped onto the ice one last time to salute the cheering fans. He then gave his stick to a boy wearing a Capitals jersey.
Ovechkin has been one of the
most dangerous scorers practically since he got two goals in his debut with Washington.
has nine seasons with at least 50 goals, including a career-high 65 during the 2007-08 season.