Video: Ovechkin scores, now has more power play goals than Buffalo

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It didn’t take Alex Ovechkin long to make his mark on Wednesday’s Rivalry Night game against the Rangers.

Ovechkin scored his 45th goal of the year on the power play at 11:43 of the first period, marking the 21st time this season he’s tallied with the man advantage:

With the goal, Ovechkin also strengthened his NHL lead in PP markers — he’s now four up on San Jose’s Joe Pavelski — and has turned his sights to catching teams.

Yes, teams. From NHL Network host Mike Kelly:

Buffalo is in action tonight — the Sabres have scored three even-strength goals against Toronto — so it’s not clear how long this distinction will last.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering… Ovechkin would need eight more power play goals to catch the next team on the list: Colorado, which sits 29th in the NHL with 29 PPG.