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Alex Ovechkin notched his NHL-leading 51st goal of the season, the 473rd of his career to pass Peter Bondra for the Capitals' franchise mark. 

By SI.com Staff
April 02, 2015

Days after hitting the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his 10-season NHL career, Alex Ovechkin shows no signs of slowing down.

In a highly anticipated matchup of Hart Trophy candidates, Ovechkin ripped a shot past Canadiens' Vezina frontrunner Carey Price for his 51st goal of the season, extending his league-leading goal total:

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With the tally, the 473rd of his career, the Caps' captain also passed long-time Washington great Peter Bondra for the franchise's all-time goals mark. Ovechkin also holds the record for points, power-play goals, overtime goals and game-winning goals, though he currently sits three assists back of teammate and leader Nicklas Backstrom. 

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