You would think after terrorizing almost every team in the NHL on the power play, Alex Ovechkin would not be left completely wide open by teams in his office.
Late in the second period, Ovechkin scored from the left face-off cirle, tying the Capitals and lowly Coyotes 2-2 late in the second period. Ovechkin also accomplished a bit of history in the process.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 7, 2017
The play was simple. Evgeny Kuznetsov dished to John Carlson who put the puck right on the tape of Ovechkin for a one-timer.
Ovechkin beat Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood to the far side for the goal.
Ovi was pumped.
With the goal, Ovechkin now passes Joe Nieuwendyk for 12th place on the NHL’s all-time power-play goals list.
With that power play goal, the 216th power play goal of his career, Alex Ovechkin has passed Joe Nieuwendyk for 12th place on the NHL power-play goals list.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 7, 2017
The tally was also Ovechkin’s 570th of his career. He now trails Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy by only three goals (573) for 21st on the all-time goals list.
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