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Ovechkin joins exclusive company with 13th straight 30-goal season

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports

Alex Ovechkin took another step in proving he's one of the greatest goal-scorers of all time.

The Washington Capitals captain deflected a Brooks Orpik point shot to pick up his 30th goal of the season.

In doing so, Ovechkin became just the 10th player in NHL history to record 13 or more 30-goal seasons and the sixth skater to tally 13 consecutive 30-goal campaigns.

Ovechkin is now just three goals shy of matching his output from last season and continues to pace the league in that category as he chases his seventh "Rocket" Richard Trophy.

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