Alex Ovechkin April Recap

The Washington Capitals have officially been eliminated from the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. This will be the first time that they have not made the postseason since the 2006-2007 season. Though the Capitals failed to clinch a playoff berth, Alex Ovechkin currently leads the league with 51 goals.

He is the 11th player in NHL history to record 50-goals or more in five seasons. The other ten players are now Hall of Famers: Mike Bossy, Pavel Bure, Marcel Dionne, Phil Esposito, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Hull, Brett Hull, Guy Lafleur, Mario Lemieux, and Steve Yzerman.

The last time Ovechkin scored 50 goals in a season was back in 2009-2010, but his record is 65 goals in a single season, which was accomplished in 2007-2008.

Ovechkin's three goals from this month can be seen below.

1) April 4th: Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils - Ovechkin scores the first goal of the game off the assist from Grabovski.

2) April 8th: Washington Capitals vs. St.Louis Blues - Ovechkin's powerplay slapshot secured his 50th goal of the season.

3) April 11th: Washington Capitals vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Ovechkin scores his 51st goal of the season with an one-timer at his usual spot.


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