Ovechkin 10th player in NHL history to record eight 40-goal seasons

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For the eighth time in 11 seasons, Alex Ovechkin has reached the 40-goal mark. The latest snipe for the Washington Capitals superstar came against Darcy Kuemper and the Minnesota Wild.

Only five players in NHL history have recorded more 40-goal seasons.

The goal puts Ovechkin five ahead of Patrick Kane atop the NHL leaderboard, putting him in line to win a fourth-straight Maurice Richard Trophy.

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