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Duck Tales: Teemu Selanne congratulates Ovechkin on breaking his record

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Retired NHL player Teemu Selanne and his daughter Veera Selanne wave to the crowd as he was being honored for his time playing with the Anaheim Ducks prior to a game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center on November 21, 2018 in Anaheim, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Watching history get made is pretty cool — even if it means surpassing a beloved franchise player.

With two goals in last night’s 2-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals legend Alex Ovechkin passed over Teemu Selanne for sole possession of the 11th-most career goals in the history of the NHL. The Capitals shared this video of Selanne congratulating Ovechkin:

“You’re gonna score a lot more goals, so keep it going and keep having fun, that’s the key,” Selanne noted in the video.

Ovi’s response included six exclamation points, so you know it came from the man himself:

Congrats to Ovechkin, but sorry, you’re still not our favorite Great 8.

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