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Alex Ovechkin scores 400th career goal

Alex Ovechkin scored career goal No. 400 on Friday night. It wasn't his prettiest goal, but it gets the job done.

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It wasn't the prettiest goal he's ever scored, but Alex Ovechkin became the sixth-fasted player in NHL history to record 400 goals when he scored in the final minute of Washington's 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Many of the previous 399 were highlight reel plays and incredible individual efforts. The milestone goal was scored in most anti-climactic way possible: Into an empty net.

It took Ovechkin just 634 games to reach the milestone and he did it before his 29th birthday. He is just the 89th player in league history to score 400 goals.

Along with the career milestone, the goal was also his league-leading 29th goal of the season as he remains on a pace that could net him 70 goals this season.

His career-high is 65 which he did during the 2007-08 season.

He also assisted on Washington's first two goals during the win on Friday.

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