Jaromir Jagr

Ovechkin scores 35 seconds in to record 1,000th point

Alex Ovechkin wasted no time hitting another milestone — and he did it in style.

Ovechkin scored 35 seconds into the Washington Capitals' 5-2 victory over Sidney Crosby and the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night to become the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career points.

Skating down the right wing, Ovechkin toe-dragged and fired a shot past Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to set off a reaction many times louder than a normal goal.

"I kind of think about it before the game, everybody's here and it will be nice to get 1,000th point at home," said Ovechkin, who had his wife, parents and brother in attendance. "Pretty...