The Capitals lost both games of their back-to-back this weekend, but Alex Ovechkin did all he could to keep the Caps close. Against Predators on Friday night, Ovechkin scored two goals in the second period to erase a two-goal hole. The next night in Dallas, Ovechkin scored a breakaway goal twenty seconds into the third period to tie the game.
That one was a beauty.
After Nicklas Backstrom blocked a shot with his shin, Ovechkin was sprung. Kari Lehtonen thought Ovechkin would shoot early. Instead, the Russian machine juked Lehtonen out of his Finnish jockstrap and beat him to the right post.
It was Ovechkin’s 25th goal of the season and the 447th of his career. We’re getting awfully close to 500.
Just two minutes later the Caps would give up two goals in 16 seconds. Ovechkin tried to make another furious comeback. He’d bring the Caps back within one with this sick pass to Nicklas Backstrom in the slot.
The Caps lost 5-4. At least Ovi brought it this weekend. We can’t say the same for his teammates.
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