Photo: Doug Pensinger
Alex Ovechkin stepped into the offensive zone alone.
The game tied, both teams down a man, the Russian machine faced three Colorado players.
Solo, he deked and moved past all three. He put a backhanded shot on net.
A miss, but no matter. The boards at Pepsi Center were alive; the puck returned to Ovi.
Avs goalie Reto Berra was out of position; this was Ovi’s moment. He tucked the puck over the goal line with a killer’s calm.
Try to wrap your little mind around the awesome. Just try.
How about one more angle?
GIFs by @myregularface
That was the game’s decisive goal, the 76th game-winning goal of Alex Ovechkin’s career. It also stands as Ovechkin’s ninth of the season and the 431st of his career. It ends Ovechkin’s goalless streak at three games. He last scored against Columbus on November 11th, when he tallied twice.
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