Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Watch: Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Points with Early Goal vs. Penguins

35 seconds was all it took for Alexander Ovechkin to clock his heavily anticipated 1,000 point. And it was a big one. The Russian moved past Maurice the Rocket Richard on the NHL's all-time scoring list with his 545th career goal (20th of the season) on his first shift of the night.

Ovechkin joined the rush, took a pass from Niklas Backstrom and did a nifty toe-drag to elude the sick of Kris Letang before depositing a wrister past Marc-Andre Fleury for the goal.

Here's some celebratory tweets: