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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin scores 742nd career goal, passes Brett Hull for fourth place on all-time goals list

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin continues to place his name among the all-time greats. In Friday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ovechkin scored the 742nd goal of his NHL career and passed Brett Hull for sole possession of fourth place on the league’s all-time goals list.

Ovechkin got the puck past Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to tie the score at 1 at the 10:19 mark of the first period. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson assisted on the play. 

Shortly after Ovechkin’s record-setting goal, the Capitals tweeted a video of Hull offering kudos to the 36-year-old Russian who just passed him on the all-time goal scoring list. 

“Alex, congratulations on moving into No. 4 on the all-time goal scoring list,” Hull said. “I have a great friend, Wayne Gretzky, and he has a saying whenever he makes a long putt or a great shot on the golf course.

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