Alex Ovechkin was totally electric in overtime. After the Caps blew a three-goal lead, Washington’s captain carried his team out of Verizon Center with an exhilirating finish.
— #HockeyFightsCancer (@NHL) November 4, 2016
Overtime began with two solid minutes of zone time for Ovi and the Caps. Winnipeg, desperate, iced the puck to catch their breath. That didn’t solve the problem. Paul Maurice sent five players to the ice, which is two more than are allowed.
Marcus Johansson and Dmitry Orlov buzzed the net during that overtime power play, but it was Ovi who finished the game.
The goal itself was stifled. Ovechkin and Carlon were statues. But Ovi’s shot is one of a kind, and Michael Hutchinson didn’t have an answer for Ovechkin’s eighth and final shot.
Two goals and two points for Ovechkin and his team, and Ovi continues to climb the league’s all-time ladder for game winners.
#Caps Alex Ovechkin scored his 91st career game-winning goal, tying Wayne Gretzky and Mark Recchi for 16th on the all-time NHL GWG list.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 4, 2016
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