Ovechkin Scores His 40th of the Season

Posted February 6, 2014

(Caps Outsider)

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 40th goal of the season on Thursday, the sixth time in his career he’s accomplished this. It’s also the first time since 2009-2010 when he hit the milestone, while going three years with ‘only’ 30-something goals.

Let’s also note that twice this season, Ovechkin was originally credited with goals, only to be given to reviewed and given to a teammate after the NHL updated its stats. This last happened Jan. 31 in a loss to the Red Wings when Ovechkin took a slap shot that went in, but eventually was credited to Joel Ward.

Congratulations, Ovechkin, on your 40th goal of the season. Here’s hoping for 30 more after the Olympics.