Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals, tied Jaromir Jagr at third place on NHL’s career goal list with 766

Washington Capitalsstar Alex Ovechkin tied Jaromir JagrFor No. After scoring twice in a period, No. 3 is the NHL's all time goals list at 766. 5-4 winAt the Calgary FlamesTuesday night

At 13:23 in the second period Ovechkin (36), scored his 35th goal for the season, creating the scoring opportunity with a punishing check against Calgary's defenseman Chris TanevIn the corner. Jagr was tied when he scored his 36th goal to an empty Calgary net at 1:48 of the third period.

Ovechkin has scored 766 goals over 1,253 NHL games dating back to 2005-06. Jagr played 1,733 games in order to reach 766 goals. While playing in the Kontinental Hockey League, he missed three seasons (2008–09 and 2010–11).

Jagr, 50 years old, was last in the NHL during 2017-18. He is continuing his career with Kladno, the Czech Extraliga. raised funds for Ukrainian families seeking asylumIn the Czech Republic following Russia's invasion.

Ovechkin recorded his 120th career game-winning goals, placing him one goal behind Gordie howe, and Jagr (135). Ovechkin's 157th career game was a multi-goal one, making him just one shy of surpassing Brett Hull (158) as the NHL's most multi-goal player. Goal No. 766 was Ovechkin’s 47th career goal without a net, surpassing Wayne Gretzky's 56.

Ovechkin is still in the hunt for Gretzky, but there's more to it. Gretzky's NHL goal record of 894 is now 128 goals behind Ovechkin. Ovechkin must pass Jagr in order to surpass Gordie Howe, who has 801 career goals.

This was Ovechkin’s first road trip after his Feb. 25 remarks about Russia's invasion Ukraine. Ovechkin is a strong supporter over the years of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ovechkin started the social media group Putin Team in 2017, and campaigned for Putin.

“Please no more war. It doesn't really matter who is fighting — Russia, Ukraine or other countries — we must live in peace.” Ovechkin said.

Ovechkin was often booed by Flames fans when he touched the puck on Tuesday night.

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