Alex Ovechkin has already been awarded the Rocket Richard Trophy seven times and he’s a serious contender to claim it for an eighth year. After adding another goal on Saturday, he now has sole possession of first place in the goal scoring race with 22 markers in 29 games. Of course the race is far from decided. We’re still in mid-December and there are plenty of players just a hair behind Ovechkin. Patrik Laine and Brayden Point each have 21 goals while Jeff Skinner, David Pastrnak, and Nathan MacKinnon are sitting at 20. Still, for Ovechkin to even be in the running for an eighth time is incredible. If Ovechkin manages to pull it off, he will be establishing a new NHL records for the most seasons as the NHL’s goals leader. As it is, his seven seasons puts him in a tie with Bobby Hull for the most ever. If you’re wondering, Wayne Gretzky, who is of course the all-time leader in goals scored, won the title in five seasons.