The Washington Capitals superstar is showing no signs of slowing down, giving himself a real shot to eclipse Gretzky's seemingly untouchable record.
Andre Burakovsky said his routine with Ovi is the strangest superstition he's heard of. We'd have to agree.
Here are five reasons why this is the season the Capitals break their postseason curse and get past the second round.
Ovi's still the best goal scorer in the league and is the latest member of the 600 club. The era he's doing it in makes it all the more impressive.
Ovechkin tripping up on his words turned into a glorious postgame scrum.
Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin did their thing, while Marc-Andre Fleury stood on his head. This series has the makings of another Washington-Pittsburgh classic.
Despite a down year, with a hat trick on Tuesday, Ovechkin has an outside chance at reaching the 40-goal mark.
Crosby reached the 1000-point mark with a vintage game on Thursday. A month before him, Ovechkin, the player Crosby's been linked to his whole career, got there first.
The legendary Ovechkin reached the 1,000-point mark, while passing Rocket Richard on the all-time goals list in a win over the Penguins.
Ovechkin will be Ovechkin. He's the game's most dangerous scorer. What matters most in Washington this season is everything else around him.
The Capitals' overly criticized superstar will inevitably slip into mediocrity like all the greats before him. Soak him in before it's too late.