Sport Laine moves past Crosby for 7th-most goals before age 22

04:32  09 february  2020
04:32  09 february  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Ovechkin closes in on 700 as Capitals host Penguins

  Ovechkin closes in on 700 as Capitals host Penguins The Pittsburgh Penguins come to Washington for their first meeting of the season with the Capitals on Sunday afternoon. Alex Ovechkin continues to be the story for the Capitals. He scored twice more in Friday's 5-3 victory in Ottawa. Ovechkin now has posted 11 goals in the past five games -- which included back-to-back hat tricks against the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.The 34-year-old scored goals No. 694 and 695 of his long career Friday and jumped past Mark Messier (694) into eighth place on the NHL's all-time list for goals scored.

Penguins center Sidney Crosby has been targeting his 1,000th point in the NHL for more than a week. The second is that Laine , a rookie winger with Winnipeg, is on pace to score 38 goals this season, while Selanne had 76 in 1992-93, his first season with the original version of the Jets.

Bosa, Fitzpatrick among most impactful offseason moves last year. Laine still has another entire year before being eligible to buy a beer in the United States. Laine finished second only to Alex Ovechkin with 44 goals this season. He’s added another two in the first four games of this first-round

Patrik Laine is scoring goals at a historic rate.

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With a hat trick on Saturday against the Ottawa Senators, the Winnipeg Jets forward now has 133 career goals. At 21 years old, Laine is tied with Brian Bellows for the seventh-most goals all time before turning 22.

Laine, who will turn 22 on April 19, has a chance to enter the top five, as he trails both Lemieux and Carpenter by just 12 goals.

The former second overall pick entered the NHL as an 18-year-old in 2016 and scored 36 goals in his rookie season before adding an impressive 44 in his sophomore year.

Laine is up to 23 goals and 51 points this season, already eclipsing his point total of 50 from 2018-19. Saturday's hat trick was the eighth of his career, according to the Winnipeg Sun's Scott Billeck.

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Flyers rout Capitals 7-2, deny Ovechkin's milestone bid .
WASHINGTON (AP) Sean Couturier scored twice, Claude Giroux recorded three points and Brian Elliott made 25 saves to help the Philadelphia Flyers deny Alex Ovechkin a milestone and blow out the Washington Capitals 7-2 Saturday night. Philadelphia limited Ovechkin to one shot on net and kept Washington's captain stuck on 698 career goals. He'll need at least one more game to become the eighth member of the NHL's 700-goal club.T.J. Oshie scored a first-period power-play goal, but that was the extent of the Capitals' meaningful offensive output. Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for Washington.

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