After becoming the 143rd player ever to tally 500 assists, Alex Ovechkin became the third player ever with 30 goals to in each of his first 13 seasons.
Yeah. It was just that type of game for Ovi.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 26, 2018
7:51 into the second period, Ovechkin tied the game 2-2, after deflecting a Brooks Orpik shot past Harri Säteri. Ovi beat Aaron Ekblad to the front of the net and, using his fantastic hand-eye coordination, hit the puck with the blade of his stick.
Here’s two more slowed down looks.
Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals heading into the All-Star Break. The goal also marked Ovi’s 13th straight 30-goal season to start his career, putting him in elite company with Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 26, 2018
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