You know a player is special when his supposed scoring slump is measured in minutes instead of games. Such is the case of the Washington Capitals’ absurdly prolific mega-star Alex Ovechkin. The Russian winger hasn’t scored an NHL goal since Feb. 7, when he propelled the Caps past the Penguins with a hat trick in a nearly snowed out game.
Ryan Cleaver wrote about Ovechkin’s staggering statistics, also bringing up the possibility of Ovechkin passing Gretzky.
“At his current pace he’d pass Gretzky for the all time lead in goals at the age of 36, one year after his current contract expires.”