Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored one of the biggest goals of his career Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena.
With 67 seconds remaining in the third period, the Russian machine batted a rebound out of the air past Penguins goaltender Matt Murray to give the Caps a 4-3 win in Game Three. The victory also gave the Caps a 2-1 series lead over the Penguins.
As Ovechkin skated over to the glass to celebrate his league-leading eighth playoff goal, Penguins fans gave one of the greatest players of all-time a classless salute.
Multiple Pens fans flipped Ovechkin the bird as he jumped into the glass.
Or, if you want to be fun and troll the other team, you can look at it this way.
Ovi has a lot of penguins fans that think he’s #1 pic.twitter.com/e02AreRJvL
— Ryan Ellis (@ryanellisracing) May 2, 2018
This continues a long love affair between The Burgh and Ovi.
In 2010, during the run-up to the 2011 Winter Classic, Ovechkin was caught by HBO cameras saying “F*ck this Shitsburgh team.”
The Capitals are undefeated on the road during the postseason and have won six of their last seven games. Their ability to focus, ignore the petty, and find another level in other team’s barns has been the difference.
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