VANCOUVER, British Columbia — It is a season of milestones for Alex Ovechkin. He cracked the 900-point barrier against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, and he needs only four more goals to achieve his next mark: becoming the leader in goals among Russian N.H.L. players.
But for that record, he will have to surpass his former teammate and longtime friend Sergei Fedorov.
“For Ovie to break his record, I’m sure if they could, they’d want to share it, but that’s not how it works,” said Nicklas Backstrom, who has often centered Ovechkin in Washington.
Ovechkin, a five-time winner of the Maurice Richard Trophy as the league’s top goal-scorer with the Capitals, has 480 career goals in 766 games. Fedorov left the N.H.L. in 2009 at age 39 with 483…