Alex Ovechkin *is* the Washington Capitals’ offense. Tonight in Minnesota, Ovechkin struck twice in the second period to take the league lead in goals and, more importantly, give the road team a two-goal lead.
Ovi’s first goal was a cracker. He got the puck in transition, then quickly dealt it to Backstrom. While Backstrom dropped it to Oshie, Ovechkin got deep in the zone. Oshie hit Ovi with the cross-ice pass to beat poor Devan Dubnyk.
Goal 32. Tied for the league lead with that other guy, but Ovechkin wasn’t done yet.
His second goal, and you won’t believe this, was a power-play goal. That means the other team didn’t have all their guys on the ice and then the Caps scored.
I know. Crazy, right?
That makes 33 goals, the most in the league. The guy now in second place has played seven more games than Ovechkin.
With a career total of 508, Alex Ovechkin has passed the late great Jean Beliveau and becomes the 39th all-time scorer in league history.
And I don’t think he’s done tonight.
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