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Alex Ovechkin's pursuit of 1,000 points

Alex Ovechkin will look to join the record books Wednesday night against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The three-time Hart Trophy winner currently sits at 999 career points and has the opportunity to become the 84th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points.

Most points since 2005-06 season

Alex Ovechkin999879
Sidney Crosby982740
Joe Thornton946899
Henrik Sedin850891
Daniel Sedin814871

What makes Ovechkin unique is the era in which he is reaching this milestone and how he’s accumulated points.