Down 3-0 in an almost meaningless game, you could forgive Alex Ovechkin if he wanted to phone this one in. But nyet.
On a second-period power play, Ovi took an Ovi shot from the Ovi spot to score Ovi’s 53rd goal of the season. It’s a classic and a record-breaker.
You know the drill: Backstrom chucked it to Carlson, who set up Ovi. Lundqvist knew it was coming, but couldn’t stop it.
Once again, in slow motion:
So this is now Alex Ovechkin’s 3rd highest scoring season. He has also set a personal record in power-play goals at 25, and check this out:
#Caps Ovechkin's 25 power-play goals this season mark the most by any player in the NHL since Teemu Selanne scored 25 in 2006-07.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 11, 2015
Now let’s get, like, two more. Still no hatties this season.
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