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The Noon Number: Target Practice

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A look at how Ovechkin hit yet another milestone

4.85 - Shots-per-game rate for Alex Ovechkin over the course of his career, second-most all time behind only Bobby Hull. The next active player on the list is Jack Eichel, who averages over a shot per game less than Ovechkin with 3.60 a night.

Last night the Caps’ captain registered his 5000th career shot (and added three more for good measure), making him just the ninth player in NHL history to ever hit that mark... and the fastest by a decent clip:

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