VIDEO: Ovechkin breaks Gretzky's NHL record for away goals

Alex Ovechkin breaks NHL league records / photo: EPA / MARK GOLDMAN

The Russian scored his 403rd away goal in his career, surpassing Gretzky's record by one goal. Ovechkin is still far from the Canadian's absolute record in goals scored

The superstar of the Washington Capitals hockey team, the Russian Alexander Ovechkin, has become the best away scorer in NHL history and has the statistics to prove it.

After his second goal on the road Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks, Ovechkin finally unseated the legendary Wayne Gretzky from atop the NHL's list of career goals on the road.

With two goals in the first period of the match, Alex Ovechkin scored a total of 403 away goals in his career, surpassing Gretzky by one goal, who held the record until then.

Ovechkin now has 793 career goals, eight short of tying Gordie Howe for second place on this list of the most powerful hockey league in the world. First on that list is the unsurpassed Gretzky, who has a total of 894 goals in his career.

To break Gretzky's record, Ovechkin (37) will need a few more seasons, and the "mathematicians" in this sport say that it will happen in the 2025/2026 season, if the Russian plays until then. Gretzky retired in 1999.

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