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Ovechkin looks to climb NHL scoring list as Caps meet Isles

Alex Ovechkin on Thursday became the second player to score 30 goals in each of his first 15 NHL seasons. His next goal will place him in the top-10 of the NHL's all-time goal-scoring list.

Ovechkin will get his first chance at tying Hall of Fame member Mario Lemieux for 10th all-time on the scoring list Saturday afternoon when the Washington Capitals visit the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Ovechkin enters with 689 career goals, putting him one behind Lemieux for 10th all-time. He also is three behind Steve Yzerman for ninth all-time and five behind Mark Messier, who is eighth on the career list.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson58
Plus/Minus: R. Gudas24
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin221
PIM: T. Wilson69
Win: B. Holtby18
Shutouts: I. Samsonov1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 168 (4)
Shots: 1537 (12)
PP%: 20.8% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 489 (4)
Assists: 273 (7)
SH Goals: 4 (21)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 32 11 5 69
Pittsburgh 30 13 5 65
NY Islanders 28 14 4 60
Carolina 27 18 3 57
Columbus 24 16 8 56
Philadelphia 25 17 6 56
NY Rangers 23 19 4 50
New Jersey 17 23 7 41
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 138 (21)
Shots Against: 1432 (26)
PK%: 84.4% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 470 (5)
Shutouts: 1 (28)
Sv%: 0.904 (16)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/14 N. Backstrom Contract extended Five-year contract extension
1/11 C. Djoos Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/27 C. Djoos Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/5 T. Geisser Assigned to European Team EV Zug-Switzerland
12/1 B. Malenstyn Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/1 C. Djoos Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/28 G. Hathaway Suspension Over
11/24 M. Sgarbossa Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/23 K. Clark Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/22 C. Djoos Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL