Fans raise concern after finding out about Alex Ovechkin’s brutal new career-low; race to catch Gretzky looks to be in jeopardy

Fans raise concern after finding out about Alex Ovechkin’s brutal new career-low; race to catch Gretzky looks to be in jeopardy

Alex Ovechkin has been on the hunt for catching Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record of 894 goals for some time now.

But it’s not looking good at the moment, and his decline this season has had fans worried, and for each passing day, the record seems to get more and more distant.

As the Washington Capitals had a 4-3 shootout loss against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, it marked yet another goalless game for The Great Eight.

Ovechkin has been scoring goals at an almost inhuman pace throughout all of his career, but now, he’s in the worst form of his life.

Source: Bildbyran

In fact, Thursday’s game against the Flyers marked a new career-low for Ovechkin.

Ovechkin did have a good game, as he recorded the second-most shots attempted in the game, with four. He didn’t convert any of them into goals, and his goalless drought extended to eleven games.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 09: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up before a game against the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena on December 9, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

It marks the longest goalless drought in Ovechkin’s incredible career, surpassing a 10-game drought at the beginning of 2017, per Tom Gulitti.

Ovechkin last scored against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 19, in a 4-3 win. Since then, almost a month has passed, and it’s an unflattering new record-low for the Russian superstar.

Source: Bildbyran

Ovechkin is currently on pace for 16 goals, and fans have started to raise concerns about his performances on social media, with many claiming he’ll never catch Gretzky, something that seemed more than possible just a year ago.

”I just want ovi goals,” one fan said on social media.

”The Ovi decline is real,” another said.

”Ovi bro, you got score some more,” a third added.

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