Alexander Ovechkin has moved into eighth place on the National Hockey League's all-time goals list, surpassing Canadian legend Mark Messier after scoring twice during Friday's game between the Washington Capitals and the Ottawa Senators.
The captain of the American club managed to net a goal in the second period and then close the game with another one just 15 seconds before the end of the match.
Ovechkin now has 695 goals, which is less than two hundred from all-time number one Wayne Gretzky. The Russian has also reached another milestone. He is tied for third place for the number of goals in one month.