Alex Ovechkin and Devante Smith-Pelly both scored in the Capitals’ 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Monday night, but they also shared in a funny lowlight at the end of the game.
Both players missed out on gimme empty-net goals.
Here’s what went down.
Smith-Pelly won a race for the puck and pushed the biscuit forward to a streaking Alex Ovechkin. The Russian machine took his time, aimed for the net, and… hit the post!
But no worry! Ovechkin got his own rebound and dished to a wide open Smith-Pelly standing in front of the net. DSP goes down to one knee, one-times the puck, and… hits the post too!
Ay yi yi.
While the misses didn’t impact who won or lost, they did have real-life consequences for some.
When this is why your over doesn’t hit, you can’t help but laugh, and move on. https://t.co/xxgBglCqKe
— MoneyPickMatt (@MoneyPickMatt) November 6, 2018
With the win in the bag, Smith-Pelly was glad to dodge any post-game questions about his open-net miss. Except for one from the captain himself.
Devante Smith-Pelly ended his scrum with reporters: “Thanks for not asking about me missing the empty net.” Then he laughed. Then Alex Ovechkin walked up: “What happened????” LOLOLOL
— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) November 6, 2018
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