The Buffalo Sabres squeak past the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-4 win Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. (Rachel Lewis – Inside Hockey)
Alex Ovechkin’s two-goal night puts him just six goals away from tying Gordie Howe’s record of 801 goals. Additionally he is now just one goal short of 500 even-strength goals. Only three other players have reached this milestone: Wayne Gretzky (617), Gordie Howe (566), and Jaromire Jagr (538). The visiting Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-1 during regulation.