Alex Ovechkin Scores His 30th, for the 11th Straight Year

Posted February 7, 2016

(Caps Outsider)

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season Sunday, becoming only the third player in NHL history to reach the 30-goal plateau in 11 consecutive seasons. Former Cap Mike Gartner (15) and the Great One, Wayne Gretzky (13) are the others.

Let’s also note that Ovechkin reached 30 goals during a lockout-shortened season, where he only had 48 games to reach that number (he finished with 32).

His second-period goal tied the score at 1-1. Hit was his 505th career goal.