Alex Ovechkin can score a million different ways. Tonight he gave us a greasy goal. Brooks Orpik gathered a pass from Nicklas Backstrom and sent a shot on net. The Russian machine turned his skates, put his blade to puck, and deflected it past the Sergei Bobrovski, who is back on the force for the first time since January.
Orpik, a notorious shy shooter, is 17th on the team in shots despite playing in every game. This is the second straight game one of his shots has led directly to an Ovechkin goal. Brooksie: please keep shooting.
Ovechkin’s goal was his 42nd goal of the season and the 464th of his career. He has 26 goals in his last 30 games, and he’s on pace for 53 goals this season. The night is still young though.
According to CSN Washington, Ovechkin has been the first player to reach the 40-goal plateau five times in his career. Impressive, no?
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