Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/21/13 at 08:21 AM ET
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
It wasn’t a jaw-dropping tally or a clutch come-from-behind goal, but by scoring here Friday night, Ovechkin became sixth fastest to do reach the 400-goal mark. Eighty-eight players had reached the mark before him.
“Empty netter or whatever I take it. I kind of play little bit longer shift at the end and of course you think about it. You talk to the guys, your friends, teammates,” Ovechkin said.
Ovechkin accomplished the feat in 634 games, passing Pavel Bure (635) to be the sixth-fastest to the achievement. Only Wayne Gretzky (436), Mike Bossy (506), Mario Lemieux (508), Brett Hull (520) and Jari Kurri (608) did so in fewer games.
“It’s big number and being in this kind of company it’s a tremendous honor for me. I never felt like I’m going to be in this position when I start playing in NHL, of course I wanted to be but thanks to everybody my coaches, my partners. Without them I can’t reach these numbers.”
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