Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin shattered a Wayne Gretzky NHL goals record in Saturday's win over the Boston Bruins -- although not the one Ovechkin hopes to break soon.

Ovechkin's empty-net goal at 19:33 of the third period was the 57th of his career, breaking a tie with Gretzky for the most in NHL history. The Capitals shut out the Bruins 3-0 in Boston to snap a six-game winless streak.