For 59:27, Sweden held Team Russia scoreless. Then in the final minute, Alex Ovechkin happened.
Ovechkin scored on a shot through a maze of players with 33 seconds remaining and then appeared to strike again with seven seconds left. However, that game-tying goal was waved off after video review.
Sweden held on to win 2-1.
After gathering in a pass from Evgeni Malkin, the Russian machine sniped a shot through four pairs of legs. The puck got deflected and then dinged off the post and in. It was Ovechkin’s first goal of the World Cup of Hockey.
Ovechkin almost scored again on the same shift seconds later, knocking the puck out of the air with his glove past Jacob Markström.
Ovi was convinced the puck ricocheted off his stick making the play legal, but there was no video evidence that supported his claim.
The goal was disallowed. Ovi was very angry. Skate away, ref!
Prayers are with the ref who has to deal with an angry Alexander Ovechkin pic.twitter.com/GRtUhiPI5l
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) September 18, 2016
Sweden won 2-1.
Ovechkin said he felt the puck touch his stick en route to the net. Won't dwell on loss, tho.
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) September 18, 2016
And that’s how close Ovi was to scoring twice in 26 seconds and having another legendary moment in his legendary career.
Photo: Sport Express
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