Fedorov has scored two goals tonight and is leading the NHL in most goals (475 for his career) and points for all Russian born players. He has two more goals over Alex Mogilny, one of his best friends, who greatly influenced Fedorov's defection to NHL from former CCCP.
In the interview between second and third periods Fedorov said that obviously he was happy to set a new record, but mentioned that Alex Mogilny career was cut short because of the injuries.
Nice, Sergei, you rule.
At some point last season all the indication were for Fedorov going back to Detroit. He said by himself that all his friends in Detroit were telling him he was going back. Holland had 13 people's meeting about trading for Fedorov and Babcock said the team didn't need him. Back then it sounded bad. Now we should thank Babcock for that. Obviously Babcock was right, his suffocating boring trap had no place for players like Feds. We know the trap wins Stanley Cups, but it doesn't win the fans. Just check Red Wings game attendance.
In the summer it was obvious Fedorov wanted to be with the Caps and it was obvious that the Red Wings flirting idea to bring Sergei back was dead. So they got Hossa for one-year, $7.45 million deal. Meanwhile Fedorov was signed for one-year, $4 million deal by the Caps. According to the salary Hossa should outperform Fedorov in double numbers, now check this:
Hossa GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S PCT
REGULAR SEASON 7 3 6 9 7 8 0 0 1 30 10.0
Fedorov GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S PCT
REGULAR SEASON 8 3 4 7 7 8 1 0 0 23 13.0
Oh, and just to remind, Fedorov played almost half of these games as a defenseman... That helps the scoring stats a lot... :-)
AP. Oct. 25, 2008:
Fedorov scored twice to give him 475 goals for his career, breaking a tie with Alexander Mogilny (473), who retired in 2006.
"It's just a record," Fedorov said. "I'd rather talk about Alex than the record. I know his career was shortened by injury. I didn't expect to ever get it. He had a great shot and amazing hands. Realistically, if he'd played more he'd have a lot more stats. He was a powerful forward, a scoring machine."