Ovechkin passes Sakic, Iginla for 15th on all-time goals list

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Alex Ovechkin continued his ascent up the scoring leaderboard and passed a couple of Canadian legends in the process.

The Washington Capitals captain buried an empty-netter late in a 6-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night, as the Capitals won their seventh straight game.

It was his 626th career goal, and it moved him past Joe Sakic and Jarome Iginla for sole possession of 15th on the NHL's all-time list.

Ovechkin is now 14 goals behind Dave Andreychuk for 14th, and 30 markers behind Brendan Shanahan for 13th.

The Capitals star accomplished Friday's feat in his 1,028th career contest. Sakic required 1,378 games to collect his 625 goals, and Iginla needed 1,554.

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