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Ovechkin gets congratulatory video from Selanne for milestone goal

Capitals captain passes Hall of Fame forward, moves into 11th on career list

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Alex Ovechkin moved into 11th on the NHL career goals list on Monday, which earned him a shoutout from Teemu Selanne.

The Washington Capitals captain received a congratulatory message from the Hall of Fame forward after Ovechkin scored his 685th goal against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tweet from @Capitals: 11. Alex Ovechkin (686)12. Teemu Selanne (684)Congrats to @Ovi8 on another step up the @NHL Ladder for Most Goals Scored EVER 🚨And now a message from Mr. @TeemuSel8nne 🗣#ALLCAPS #Gr8

Selanne scored 684 goals in his 21-season NHL career but was tied with Ovechkin entering play Monday. Ovechkin scored twice in the first period, passing Selanne and moving within four goals of Mario Lemieux for 10th on the list.

Selanne doesn't think he's slowing down, adding a tweet that suggested Wayne Gretzky's record of 894 goals could be attainable.

Tweet from @TeemuSel8nne: 👏Congrats @ovi8 keep it going my friend👏💪 Many many more to come (895...)😊

"Congrats for passing me on the all-time scoring list," Selanne said in his message to Ovechkin. "You're gonna score a lot more goals, so keep it going and keep having fun."

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