Washington was uneven in the second period of Saturday’s game, but an Ovi Shot from the Ovi Spot™ ensured a Caps’ lead heading into intermission. And while Alex Ovechkin gets credit for the goal, it was a team effort that made it happen.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 3, 2017
The team’s two-goal lead had been erased in the second period, with the tying goal coming on a shorty during Washington’s first power play of the night. The second opportunity went much better.
Evgeny Kuznetsov defused a clearing attempt and served the puck to Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom passed to John Carlson, who set up Ovi in his special place. Ovi did the thing.
Ovi had his tongue out the entire time.
The Caps hold a 3-2 lead into the third period.
Meanwhile, that makes 19 goals on the season for Ovechkin. His 218 career power play goals rank him 10th on the NHL’s all-time power play goal list, surpassing Mike Gartner and Jaromir Jagr. His 517 career goals rank him 20th on the all-time overall list, tying Mark Recchi. Not bad for a one-timer.
That was goal No. 19 for Ovechkin. Last year, he scored his 19th goal on Jan. 9. #Caps
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikNBCS) December 3, 2017
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