Ten years ago, Alex Ovechkin scored his most memorable goal, a twirling, falling-down prayer that beat Coyotes goalie Brian Boucher. The goal happened in front of Wayne Gretzky, the game’s greatest player and the Coyotes coach at the time. Naturally, Ovechkin blew a kiss to him.
During the first intermission of Caps-Sabres, CSN Mid Atlantic aired a video, where the players and media who were there recounted the goal.
“I didn’t see the puck go in because I was on my back,” Ovechkin said to The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan. “I had to look if I didn’t hit the boards or get injured, so I look up and I see [Boyd Gordon] and [Brendan Witt] came to me and start like, celebrate, so I have to go and see and look what happened, how I did it.”
“For that moment, it was just an unbelievable time,” Ovechkin continued. “My dream was come true. I was playing in the NHL, I did kind of a special goal and Gretzky was there as well.”
Headline photo: Paul Connors
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