Hahahahaahahahaha. Hahahaha. Haha. *Contented sigh* Heh.
What a great game. The Capitals beat the Hurricanes in a must-win game. Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th. All the goals were pretty rush goals. That was a blast.
Mike Green scored first, on the rush, like a boss, as Curtis Glencross crashed the net. Then Alex Ovechkin hit the 50-goal mark for the sixth time with a lovely wrister from the high slot.
The Canes evened it up in the second period with goals by Nathan Gerbe (thanks to Alex Semin) and captain Eric Staal, but before we hit the second intermission Jason Chimera found Brooks Laich driving to the net to restore the Caps lead, which Joel Ward supersized with a late-period goal off Alex Ovechkin’s perfect pass.
Caps beat Canes 4-2.
None of the 5 others who had 6 or more 50-goal years were ever the only 50-goal scorer in the NHL. Ovechkin's been the only one three times.
— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) April 1, 2015
He has literally surpassed the guy the goal scoring trophy is named after.. think about that.
— Stephen Burtch (@SteveBurtch) April 1, 2015
Ovechkin's goals per game, season by season, career: 5th, 5th, 1st, 1st, 1st, dropped out of the top 10, 6th, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 1st.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) April 1, 2015
— Japers' Rink (@JapersRink) March 31, 2015
The only two guys ever with more 50-goal seasons than Alex Ovechkin are Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky. #Caps
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) March 31, 2015
he loves to celebration
he loves to goals
— RMNB (@russianmachine) March 31, 2015
Joe B suit of the night
I’m thinking about Alex Ovechkin and how we talk about him, but I’m also thinking about Sidney Crosby. And for some reason I’m also thinking about Joni Mitchell.
We don’t have to wait until he’s gone to recognize what we’ve got in Alex Ovechkin. A horde of blustery gray-faced mittenstringers had written him off at various times over the last four years, but he’s… well, Ovi is the shit.
When his numbers were down, we now know, it was the effect of his team retreating from offense, losing some good forwards, the league’s defense adjusting to him, and a decline in power plays in the NHL. But Ovi bounced back with his first good coach since the Caps fired Bruce Boudreau, and now he’s basically got a mortal lock on the Richard trophy.
Forgive me for saying this: it’s the same story for Sidney Crosby. For all the bloviating about his down season and how his team’s less-than-amazing performance is his fault, Crosby has once again run away with the scoring title.
I don’t think of the NHL as Ovi vs Sid anymore. I think of it as Ovi and Sid versus all the nonbelievers who don’t appreciate how special they are and how lucky we are to get to cheer them on– (or cheer against them, obviously.)
So here’s me saying thanks, Alex. Now go scoar moar goals.
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