He hid behind the official.
Alex Ovechkin just notched his second playoff goal, and Steve Mason is starting to think heavy hockey thoughts.
Let us tell you the story of how the Caps took the lead in Game Three.
TJ Oshie forced the turnover in neutral, feeding it to Nick Backstrom, who fought off the Flyers long enough to send it to the blue line.
That’s where Ovi was waiting, just a few seconds into his shift.
Ovi darted to the slot and didn’t waste time. A quick release from the faceoff dot put the puck on Steve Mason’s net.
Mason blew it.
That is Ovechkin’s 72nd playoff point (38 goals, 34 assists). He has tied Dale Hunter (24 goals, 42 assists) for the franchise record.
Caps lead Flyers 2-1. Mason is flirting with Escape Goat status.
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