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by Paul on 01/10/17 at 09:06 AM ET
from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,
The game was well in hand by the time Alex Ovechkin made his mark, but his goal couldn’t have come at a more poetic time. His power-play strike lifted the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 lead, the score by which they beat the Montreal Canadiens, but it also moved him into a tie with Maurice “Rocket” Richard for 29th on the all-time goal-scoring list with 544 career goals.
Richard’s jersey No. 9 hangs from the rafters in Bell Centre, and Ovechkin has won the goal-scoring title named after the Montreal legend six times.
“Makes for a good story, eh?” Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby said.
“Ovi’s big on those big moments,” Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said.
Below, watch Ovechkin talk about tying Richard...
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