Ovi got to 50 on the season the other night and 472 on his career, tying Peter Bondra for No. 1 in Caps history. A few cool stats/bits of trivia to celebrate the occasion, starting with:
Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky, Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur, and Mario Lemieux are the only other players to hit 50 goals six times. And they all played in eras with significantly more goal-scoring.
Putting 50 goals into further perspective for the modern era:
Ovechkin has six 50-goal seasons in 10 years. The rest of the NHL has 13. http://t.co/TvwmvqJUXy
— Mr. Irrelevant (@MrIrrelevantDC) April 1, 2015
And from a few years ago, Via Daily Sports:
Stick it, Crosby.