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The Noon Number: Ludicrous Speed

A look at Ovechkin’s rapid pace toward 800

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162 - Number of games needed for Alex Ovechkin to get from his 700th goal to his 800th, the fewest of any of the three members of the 800 club.

Wayne Gretzky scored #700 on January 3, 1991, and played 231 games before scoring #800 on March 20, 1994. Gordie Howe played in 256 games after scoring his 700th on Dec. 4, 1968, picking up #800 almost 11 years later on Feb. 29, 1980.

Ovechkin averaged 0.62 goals-per-game from 700 to 800, compared to 0.44 for Gretzky and 0.39 for Howe.