There were times when it felt like Alex Ovechkin would never get goal No. 484 to pass Sergei Fedorov, but Barry Trotz had no doubt with the way Ovechkin was playing on Thursday.
Alex Ovechkin may have made history on Thursday night, but the Capitals were not able to stop the Dallas Stars from spoiling the party.
On Thursday night vs. Dallas, Alex Ovechkin scored his 484th career goal to make himself the all-time leader among Russian-born players in NHL history.
With the World Cup of Hockey tacked on to the start of next season, the NHL players will get an extra "bye week" midseason.