Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season on Tuesday night. That milestone naturally gave reporters the opportunity to reflect on exactly how great the Capitals captain has been.
Speaking with Michael Jenkins, CSN Washington’s Jill Sorenson (follow her on Twitter here) said it was Ovechkin’s durability over the last nine seasons that has impressed her most.
Basically, Russian machine never breaks.
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When you look at the amount of games he’s played, it is unbelievable. There is one season that he missed 10 games. Other than that, it’s less than a handful. You know, there’s this website called Russian Machine Never Breaks right? Kinda started in 2009ish. [It’s a] pretty funny [phrase]. Now it’s like the real thing. He is a Russian machine that really never breaks. And to play the way he plays– so physical, he knocks guys around like there’s no tomorrow – yet he can still go out here and score 50 goals. It’s really incredible.
Well said. I could not agree more, and I handled the name-drop of our site with the same grace and restraint that has made this website one of the most respected in the world.
I LOVE YOU @JillCSN
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 1, 2015
— Jill Sorenson (@JillCSN) April 1, 2015
Actual GIF of me watching from my basement:
But really, thank you, Jill, for all your hard work over the years. And thanks for mentioning a small site like ours on such a very big night in Caps land. You are the best.
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