Will Ovechkin score 70 goals?
The Capitals star is on a historic pace, but sustaining it won't be easy
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 20th goal of the season in the third period against Toronto on Saturday, becoming the first player in the league to reach the 20-goal plateau. That gives the "Great Eight" 20 goals in 22 games, putting him on a 73-goal pace over 80 games (he missed two games due to injury earlier this season).
Will Ovechkin be the next to make history? Here's a look at why he will, why he won't and our overall projection.
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