With 57 goals through Sunday, Alexander Ovechkin was close to joining the 18 players who have scored 60 or more in a season. None have done it in the last 12 years, and only eight (including Mario Lemieux, right) have hit that magic number more than once -- a club that the Capitals' electric winger, still only 22, seems likely to join.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.