At 33 years old Alex Ovechkin is not supposed to be scoring goals at this sort of pace.
He is not supposed to be scoring goals the way he was when he was in his mid-20s.
The typical aging curve for NHL players, even the elites, says they are supposed to be slowing down at this point in their career and seeing their numbers slide south in a downward trend.
But as Ovechkin has shown throughout his brilliant career, he is not typical.
He is also not slowing down.
With three more goals on Tuesday night in the Capitals’ 6-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings, the game’s greatest goal-scorer added to his league leading total and now sits atop the NHL with 25 goals through his team’s first 30 games.
He also extending his current point streak to 12 consecutive games.