Bookmakers 01 dec 2023 at 09:10

What are Ovechkin's chances of breaking Gretzky's record?

Dean Hall
What are Ovechkin's chances of breaking Gretzky's record?

The legendary hockey player ended a streak of four games where he didn't score any points. Washington Capitals' captain Alexander Ovechkin recorded two assists for Tom Wilson in the first and third periods of the NHL regular-season match against the Anaheim Ducks. The game ended with a 5-4 victory for the Capitals.

Ovechkin now has 827 goals in the NHL, and he still significantly trails Wayne Gretzky's record (894 goals). However, the difference of 67 goals could be narrowed down over the course of several seasons. Placing a bet on the Russian breaking the record is available with odds at 1.7. Alternatively, one can bet at odds of 2.03 that Gretzky's record will stand.

As a reminder, Ovechkin's next regular-season match will be away against Vegas. The game is scheduled for December 3 and will begin at 4:00 Central European Time. Washington is currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

Regarding Ovechkin's performance, this season, the hockey player is not showing impressive results. He has scored only 5 goals in 14 games of the season.

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