Photo: Bill Wippert
Coming into Monday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had scored 492 career goals. He’s won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the league’s leading goal scorer, five of his ten seasons in the NHL. He’s scored 50 goals five times in his career. Basically he’s the greatest goal scorer of this generation and maybe of all time.
That’s why I found the Buffalo Sabres defense of him so curious.
Find @ovi8 alone in the slot, he’ll do the rest. #WSHvsBUF
— NHL (@NHL) December 29, 2015
That’s career goal #493.
But let’s take a closer look at how the Sabres played the Russian machine, courtesy of CBS’s Eye On Hockey’s Adam Gretz.
Yeah, uhh. Probably not a good idea.
All three Sabres defenders were caught looking at the puck in the corner and completely stopped defending Ovechkin.
Ovi took care of the rest.
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