Alex Ovechkin scored his 41st goal of the season and 516th goal of his career in the first period of Caps-Maple Leafs game. Unlike many of the 515 tallies that preceded this one, Ovi didn’t really have to do anything.
Ovechkin’s Swedish BFF, Nicklas Backstrom, did all the hard work, authoring a brilliant saucer pass — on his backhand — right into Ovi’s wheel house. The Russian Machine then one-timed the puck home past Jonathan Bernier to give the Caps a 2-0 lead.
You serious bro?
How in the world did he do that?
— JMK (@OVECHKlN) March 3, 2016
Ovechkin’s goal came 28 seconds after Taylor Chorney’s first goal with the Capitals, which yielded this amazing stat.
Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney scored his first goal since Feb 15, 2011
Alex Ovechkin scored 225 goals between Chorney's goals.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 3, 2016
The goal vaults Ovechkin into sole possession of 36th place in the all-time goal-scoring list. Ovechkin passed Pierre Turgeon. Next up: 2011 Hall Of Famer Dale Hawerchuk, who has 518.
— Stuart Penninger (@StairmasterStu) March 3, 2016
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