Monday night turned out to be quite the historic night as two future Hall of Famers accomplished personal milestones that few have ever reached.
Alex Ovechkin was the first to make headlines by becoming just the 20th player in NHL history to score 600 goals versus the Winnipeg Jets. After scoring career goal 599 with an early first period power play goal, he fought his way to a loose puck and chipped it in over Connor Hellebuyck in the second period for the milestone moment.
All of the 18 players who have scored 600 goals, and are officially retired, are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. The only one who isn’t in, besides the active Ovechkin, is Jarome Iginla, but he technically has not retired yet.
Later in the evening, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 38 saves to pick up his 400th career win. Fleury is just the 13th goaltender to win 400 games and he joins Roberto Luongo and Henrik Lundqvist as the only active net minders to accomplish this feat. With 400 wins, and counting, and at least three Stanley Cups to his credit the former first overall pick should be joining Ovechkin in the Hall of Fame one day.