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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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Clemson lands in a place it hasn’t been in years with loss to N.C. State

There’s an old adage in sports: Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. There’s truth in that, for sure.

Put them together, and the confluence of the two often produces surprising results.

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Just ask N.C. State, which was both Saturday in knocking off No. 9 Clemson 27-21 in double overtime and handing the Tigers their second loss in four weeks. The result also blew the race for the ACC title wide open.

N.C. State made a defensive stop on fourth-and-5 in the second OT to seal the game and drop Clemson to 2-2 (1-1 ACC) on the season.

BENDER: Inside Brian Kelly’s quest to become Notre Dame’s wins leader

While the Tigers’ struggles are an anomaly in the context of recent seasons under coach Dabo Swinney, they’ve been common in the 2021 season, something Swinney readily admitted after Saturday’s loss.

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Bruins are like their ice surface — frozen in place

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2 Minute Drill: Bruins are like their ice surface — frozen in place



This is sportscenter 5 2 minute drills, there’s a fine line between stability and stubbornness. The Bruins are on the wrong side of that line after yet another early playoff exits. It’s been 10 years since the Bruins lifted the Stanley cup. It looks like they’re admirable core is going to be a one timer when it comes to championships to change that, the Bruins have to embrace some major changes. How many times are the Bruins going to try the same thing over and over without success, relying on Tuukka rask Annette believing that they have young players capable of complementing Patrice Bergeron, brad, marchand and David Krejci trusting GM Don Sweeney to put the pieces together. The Bruins are like their ice surface

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Bruins are like their ice service — frozen in place

Opinion

2 Minute Drill: Bruins are like their ice service — frozen in place



This is sportscenter 5 2 minute drills, there’s a fine line between stability and stubbornness. The Bruins are on the wrong side of that line after yet another early playoff exits. It’s been 10 years since the Bruins lifted the Stanley cup. It looks like they’re admirable core is going to be a one timer when it comes to championships to change that, the Bruins have to embrace some major changes. How many times are the Bruins going to try the same thing over and over without success, relying on Tuukka rask Annette believing that they have young players capable of complementing Patrice Bergeron, brad, marchand and David Krejci trusting GM Don Sweeney to put the pieces together. The Bruins are like their ice surface

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