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


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.