Ovechkin Gets 500th Shot, No One Notices

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Posted April 5, 2009

alexWith 11 shots on goal Sunday against Atlanta, Alex Ovechkin became the second person in NHL history to surpass 500 shots on goal in a single season (Phil Esposito once had 550, the record). Ovechkin entered the game with 496.

Only one thing. No one seemed to notice. No announcement. No mention of it in the locker room afterward or during the press conference. No ‘hot stick’ celebration. What’s the deal?

Anyway, congratulations, Alex, for surpassing 500 shots on net.