During Alex Ovechkin‘s ten-year career as a Capital, there have been times when Washington simply did not deserve to win, but then Ovi would let his world-class talent shine, and he’d will the team back into games they should have lost.
Tonight is one of those nights.
Ovechkin scored two goals back to back in the second period to quickly and defiantly erase the Predators’ two-goal lead. After his second goal, Joe Beninati sarcastically cracked, “Kid’s got a future.”
He sure does.
On Ovechkin’s first goal, Nicklas Backstrom showed off some insane patience by skating into the Predators zone and holding the puck until a play developed. After dishing to Karl Alzner at the point, the Calgary native threw the puck right into Ovechkin’s wheelhouse. Boom. Goal number one.
Here’s another look. What a sharp angle.
“That is unreal,” CSN Washington’s Craig Laughlin remarked. “Number one: the velocity. Number two: the angle that he uncorked that one past Hutton. That was a thing of beauty.”
Less than three minutes later, on a power play, Ovechkin scored again– maybe ten or fifteen feet further away from the net.
This time, Mike Green did the dishing.
Alan May reported that Ovechkin cut a new stick during the first intermission. It paid off.
Ovechkin now has 24 goals on the season and is two behind Tyler Seguin for the league lead. He has six-multi goal games this season and 91 multi-goal games in his career.
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