Alex Ovechkin may be 32-years-old, but he’s on pace to eclipse the 50-goal mark for the eighth time in his career. Tuesday night against the Hurricanes, Ovechkin scored a pair of goals, including the overtime game-winning tally, to push the Caps to a wild 5-4 win.
The Russian machine leads the league in goals again. The more things change, the more things stay the same.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 3, 2018
Ovechkin’s first goal of the night came in the third period after Nicklas Backstrom, who was a game-time decision due to flu, intercepted a bad pass by the Hurricanes. Backstrom found Ovechkin down low who scored on his backhand.
The goal was Ovechkin’s 25th of the season. It also tied the game at 4 after the Capitals surrendered a 3-2 lead. He went wild.
OVECHKIN DOES IT AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/SiSa5aAbRw
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) January 3, 2018
After scoring the game-tying goal, Ovechkin decided What the heck? How about I score the game-winning goal too.
In overtime, Ovi hit the back of the twine after a marathon, one minute and thirty-one second shift. Ovechkin, in his last gasps of air, took the puck down the ice, faked a shot, deked, and then rifled a shot past goaltender Cam Ward.
The goal was big for a bunch of reasons.
What a legend.
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