Over the last few days, we’ve done a lot of research about the Caps power play. Peter wrote about how the Caps’ power play depends almost entirely on Alex Ovechkin. Spenser talked about how Caps’ opponents have been limiting shots from Ovechkin, which has made the team’s once mighty power play percentage drop to the middle of the pack this season.
Whelp. I have some good news. Alex Ovechkin has snapped a seven-game goal drought, his longest since 2010. You’ll never guess how he did it.
— #CapsStarWars Night (@Capitals) December 11, 2016
It was an Ovi Shot from the Ovi Spot. Oh man, you guessed it.
There was John Carlson, a bit farther from Ovi than usual. Carlson sent the pass low to Ovechkin, who settled it and released a wrister to the short side of Jacob Markstrom.
“Carly give me a nice pass,” Ovechkin said to Al Koken during intermission. “Usually I take one timers but I have plenty of time to figure out what’s going out there. Obviously a wrist shot and it goes in.”
“We improving,” Ovechkin continued. “We start realizing we have to go back to our normal spots [on the power play] and our normal routines. We just have a skill and we have to use it.”
That is Alex Ovechkin’s 200th power play goal and his first since November 23 against St Louis.
With his goal in the first period, #Caps Alex Ovechkin is the 18th player in NHL history to score 200 power-play goals.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 11, 2016
Ovechkin is now tied with Mark Recchi for 17th all time in power play goals and the 18th player of all time to score 200 career PPGs.
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