With that face-off dot snap shot The Great 8 becomes the first Russian in NHL history to net 500 goals. Hate him or love him (or point out how his teams flounder in the playoffs) you cannot deny Ovechkin’s talent or love for the game. Since coming in to the league in 2005 Ovi has scored 50+ goals six times and is on pace to do so again this year. So as a tribute to this milestone (and mostly just because I love watching them) here are some of Ovi’s greatest moments. In my opinion, disregarding circumstance, the first one is the greatest single goal ever scored.