Monday, March 03, 2008

Ovechkin hits 50

And 51 and 52, come to think of it.

It's about time, too. After a seven-game goalless streak, Alex Ovechkin's now got four goals (and counting) in his last two games, and is on pace for a 64-goal campaign.

UPDATE And with four points tonight, rookie Nicklas Backstrom has passed Patrick Kane in the rookie scoring race.

A big night for Washington in a few ways so far.

UPDATE The final is a 10-2 win for the Capitals, but newcomer Sergei Fedorov goes pointless and finishes at minus-1.



At 8:14 p.m., March 03, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

Still a lot of time for a 5 or 6 goal game...

At 8:27 p.m., March 03, 2008, Anonymous paul said...

That's 150 on the career. What's the record for "most goals, first three years"? Off the top of my head, I came up with these:

Lemieux - 145 G, 215 GP
Gretzky - 149 G, 239 GP
Bure - 154 G, 224 GP

He seems a lock to pass Bure.

At 8:44 p.m., March 03, 2008, Blogger robert cleave said...

Mike Bossy, maybe? 173 G, 228 GP.

At 9:28 p.m., March 03, 2008, Blogger Jeremy said...

Selanne only played 180 games with the Jets in his first three seasons and scored 123 goals mostly due to his ridiculous 76-goal rookie season. That accomplishment never seems to get much attention.

At 10:18 p.m., March 03, 2008, Blogger Nick said...

I wonder how Sergei will deal with playing in the shadow of Ovechkin. He always was a prima donna.

At 10:37 p.m., March 03, 2008, Blogger sager said...

Gretzky scored 51, 55, and 92 in his first 3 NHL seasons; that's 198 goals... however, when we figure the conversion rate from early '80s hockey till today, Ovechkin's going to compare fairly favourably.

At 11:50 p.m., March 03, 2008, Anonymous paul said...

D'oh! You're right sager. I accidentally counted his first season with the Oilers... in the WHA.


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