Ovechkin scores twice to reach 600 goals in Caps' win over Jets

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Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin scored the 600th goal of his career on Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets, joining elite company in the process.

From the opening faceoff it was pretty clear that he was determined to make it happen.

Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin became the 20th player in National Hockey League history to score 600 career goals.

The only players to score 600 faster were Wayne Gretzky (718 games), Mario Lemieux (719) and Brett Hull (900). He is the NHL's only player to score at least 30 goals in every season since the 2005-06 campaign.

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Ovechkin scored in each of the first two periods to get to 42 this season.

The goal was also Ovechkin's 42nd of the season, tops in the National Hockey League, though don't expect him to be satisfied.

Given the era he has played in, how dominant he has been, and the overall numbers he has put up Ovechkin is clearly one of the absolute best goal scorers to ever play in the National Hockey League.