Alex Ovechkin will miss playing in the Capitals reverse retro jerseys

Alex Ovechkin will miss playing in the Capitals reverse retro jerseys

Ovechkin will miss playing in the retro Caps reverse jerseys that originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The 2022-23 season has been full of milestones for Alex Ovechkin. There seems to be a good luck charm at seven of Ovi’s games this season, and they’ve all come home wearing the Capitals’ retro black reverse jerseys.

Ovechkin has registered one goal in all seven games, including his 802nd goal to pass Gordie Howe on the all-time goal list. On Saturday night at Capital One Arena against the Philadelphia Flyers, Ovechkin added to the history books scoring his 30th goal of the season. This goal tied Capitals forward Mike Gartner for the most 30-goal seasons in NHL history with 17.

In his 18-year career, Ovechkin has scored 30 or more goals in every year of his career, except for the COVID-19-shortened 2020-21 season, when he scored just 24 goals. To add to this impressive feat, Ovechkin at 37 became the oldest player to score 30 or more goals since Martin St. Louis did it in the 2013-14 season at the age of 37.

After scoring his first goal of the period tonight, Ovechkin spoke to Al Koken during the first intermission about the success he has found in the reverse retro jerseys and how he hopes the team will bring them back next year.

Ovechkin remains optimistic that the Capitals will give him more than seven chances to adjust to reverse throwbacks.

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