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

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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.