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The Noon Countdown: Thirty for Ten

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Counting down the days until the 2015-16 season with a look at yet another milestone for the Great Eight.

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50 - Number of days remaining until the 2015-16 season. But it's also...

...the number of games it took for Alex Ovechkin to score goal #30 in 2014-15 (the first of three he had in that game against new teammate T.J. Oshie and the St. Louis Blues). That marked the tenth time in Ovechkin's decade-long career in which he's scored at least 30 goals, becoming just the fifth player in NHL history to achieve that feat in each of his first ten seasons.

The other four? Wayne Gretzky, Mike Gartner, Jari Kurri and Mike Bossy... pretty nice club to be in.