With an early goal against the Winnipeg Jets, Alex Ovechkin has reclaimed the goal-scoring lead and is now on the verge of career goal 600.
You’ll never guess how it happened.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 12, 2018
Okay, it happened at the Ovi Spot, and you probably guessed that. But it wasn’t a one-timer and it wasn’t on the power play.
Okay, it was on the power play, but it was a 5-on-3 made possible by Matt “The Wheel” Hendricks’ trip of Nick Backstrom. The same Nick Backstrom who won the offensive-zone faceoff, getting the puck back to John Carlson, who served Ovi just north of his favorite location on the ice.
Ovi scooted forward and released a slapper to earn 599.
Wes Johnson called the goal with his trademark growl.
— Byron J. Hudtloff (@ByronHudtloff) March 12, 2018
With the goal, his 41st, Ovechkin steps ahead of Patrik Laine at 40. He doesn’t look like he’s done. He’s already had eight shot attempts through twenty minutes.
Headline photo: NBC Sports Washington
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