According to Barry Trotz, the Washington Capitals were sleepwalking during the first two periods of play. Yet somehow they entered the second intermission tied 1-1 with the New York Rangers.
Late in the second period, Caps captain Alex Ovechkin tied the game up after rifling a bouncing puck past Henrik Lundqvist.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 19, 2017
After Chris Krieder took a questionable interference penalty, Ovechkin took a pass from Lars Eller and one-timed a wobbly puck past The King.
Upon closer look, Rangers’ defenseman Nick Holden deflected the shot just enough to evade Lundqvist’s outstretched glove.
The goal would be Ovechkin’s 27th of the season and the 552nd of his career.
The Russian machine has goals in 11 of his last 12 games against the Rangers. Ovechkin has scored more goals against Lundqvist than any other goaltender.
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