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The Noon Number: The Goal Standard

A look at how Ovechkin has pieced together his looming milestone

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7 - Number of players (out of 83 total) currently in the 1000-point club who have scored more goals than assists over the course of their career, including former Caps Dino Ciccarelli and Mike Gartner.

When Alex Ovechkin hits 1000 points, he will fittingly enough become the eighth player to do so, having scored (to date) 544 goals to his 455 assists. Regardless of whether Point #1000 comes as a goal or assist, that differential will rank second-highest of the seven, trailing only Brett Hull’s +91.