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Ovechkin reaches 30-goal mark for 12th straight year

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports

Forget No. 8, No. 30 appears to be Alex Ovechkin's lucky number.

The Washington Capitals forward whipped his 30th goal of the season past Arizona Coyotes netminder Mike Smith on Saturday night to hit the mark for the 12th straight year, becoming just the third player in NHL history to begin his career with such a streak.

With the goal, the Capitals captain has now collected points in five of his last seven games.

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