The Caps and Ducks had scarcely begun before Nicky and Ovi got on the board.
Just 41 seconds into Sunday afternoon’s game, Alex Ovechkin dazzled Anaheim goalie John Gibson out of his Pittsburghian brain. After that, it was a layup for Nicklas Backstrom and an early lead for Washington.
The play happened fast. John Carlson set up the two-on-one rush. Driving to the net in tandem with Backstrom, Ovechkin dropped his shoulder just a tad — and just enough to get Gibson to bite. From there, Ovi sent the puck to Backstrom who dropped it in the net with casual aplomb. It’s Backstrom’s 10th goal.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 2, 2018
The chemistry is overwhelming. Ovechkin and Backstrom have combined on eight goals since their reunion on November 11, but this synchronized hug tells the story even better.
The Caps lead 3-1 after one period. So, not a bad start, so far.
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