"Ovi" scored the Caps' second goal — his 45th of the season — in a win over the New York Islanders (3-1) on 1 March.
He surpassed Canadian hockey legends Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy, both boasting nine seasons with 45 or more goals.
Ovechkin leads the NHL goal scorers' race. He's five goals ahead of Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane, and is on his way to his eighth Maurice Richard Trophy.
The hockey player, who holds numerous NHL records, led the Caps to win the Stanley Cup last year, becoming the first Russian to ever do so as a team captain.