In the first period, Dmitry Orlov had the hit of the year, sending Matt Duchene head over heels. But he wasn’t done yet.
Later in the period, the Russian dynamo fixed all of the Caps’ power play woes, authoring a brilliant slap pass to Alex Ovechkin. The Russian machine one-timed the puck past Semyon Varlamov, scoring his first goal of the season.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 18, 2016
Ovi scores from his office.
Ovi said the goal was “lucky” during his intermission interview with Al Koken.
Alex Ovechkin on his first period PPG: "Obviously i get lucky and find open space and it go in." pic.twitter.com/9PBGFNWBTG
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 19, 2016
That slap pass tho.
The Capitals had gone scoreless in nine consecutive power plays to open the season before Ovechkin netted this marker.
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