The Russian striker, “Washington capitals” Alexander Ovechkin surpassed the legendary canadian striker Wayne Gretzky by the number of winning goals in the matches of the regular championship of National hockey League (NHL).
On Wednesday, the captain of “Washington” scored the first hat trick of the season and helped his team to beat the “St. Louis” with a score 4:3. For Ovechkin, this hat-trick was the 16th in his career, which is the best result among the existing players in the League.
Alexander scored 92nd winning goal in a career that allowed him to bypass on this indicator of such stars of the past, as Gretzky and mark Ricci. He caught up with Mark Messier, Mike Modano and Jeremy Roenick, sharing with them the 13-th place in this list.
The champion of the NHL for this indicator is Czech Jaromir Jagr, whose assets 133 winning goals.
We will add that during his career, Gretzky scored a record 894 goals in the regular championship of NHL, but winning his throws became only 91 match.