The 36-year-old winger passed Johnny Bucyk, who held the record at 35, and he also tied Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy for the most 50-goal seasons with nine.
“Obviously, it’s pretty good company,” Ovechkin told reporters. “Obviously, lots of great memories, locker room, everything, hotel. It’s gonna stay here forever. Yeah, pretty fun moments.”
Ovechkin scored early in the second period to give the Caps a 2-1 lead and found the net again with just over six minutes remaining in the third to tie the game and force overtime. Shea Theodore scored in OT to give Vegas a much-needed two points in the playoff race.