Capitals' Alex Ovechkin becomes 20th National Hockey League player to score 600 goals

Connor Hellebuyck gloves a shot on goal as Philadelphia Flyers' Andrew MacDonald left and Ben Chiarot skate past during the second period

Ovechkin celebrated the milestone with his shot past Connor Hellebuyck in the second period of Monday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

I had the pleasure of witnessing Alex Ovechkin scoring his 599th and 600th career goals from a place I'm not normally - from the 4th row.

The 32-year-old Russian, who scored earlier in the game, reached the 600-goal landmark in 990 games played. Ovechkin is on pace for his highest point total since the 2009-10 season.

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Ovechkin is the third-youngest player to score 600 goals, behind the NHL's all-time leading scorer Wayne Gretzy (894) and Mario Lemieux. But after Ovechkin scored his 40th goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stadium Series game in Annapolis, he bluntly said, "Forty is nice, but 50 is better".

Marchand led the league with eight points (four goals, four assists) in three games as the Bruins earned three wins in four contests.

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