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Sunday Hockey Notes

Faster than a Rocket

The Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin on Dec. 20 became the seventh Russian-born player to score 400 goals in the NHL, and he did it one game sooner in his career than the previous fastest from his country, the Russian Rocket, Pavel Bure.

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Alex Ovechkin

  • Scored 400th goal in 634th game.

  • Seventh among Russians with 401 goals.


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Pavel Bure

  • 400th goal in 635th game.

  • Fourth, 437 goals.

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Ilya Kovalchuk

  • 400th goal in 771st game.

  • Sixth, 417.

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Peter Bondra

  • 400th goal in 782d game.

  • First, 503.

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Alexander Mogilny

  • 400th goal in 783d game.

  • Third, 473.

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Sergei Fedorov

  • 400th goal in 908th game.

  • Second, 483.

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Alexei Kovalev

  • 400th goal in 1,179th game.

  • Fifth, 430.

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