Roughly halfway through the first period, the St. Louis Blues put the Caps up on a power play, which has been pretty powerless of late.
But with the second unit out on the ice, Dmitry Orlov faked a slapshot, sending the puck to Alex Ovechkin.
By now, we all know what happens when Ovi takes an Ovi Shot from the Ovi Spot™. RIP Jake Allen.
Let’s get that bomb in slow-mo gif, shall we?
Ovechkin gets the puck and rips that patented slap shot over Allen’s blocker. Even when teams know it’s coming, they’ve got no shot.
Here’s the overhead view of Ovi’s 640th.
Look at that signature fist pump from one knee. Ovechkin is a man on a mission.
It was Ovechkin’s 12th goal from his office this season.
Safe to say… Alex Ovechkin loves his office. Including tonight's goal, he has scored 12 goals shot from the left circle this season, most in the NHL. #ALLCAPS
— Matt Williams (@MWilliamsPR) January 15, 2019
By tying Dave Andreychuk at 14th all-time in goals, Ovechkin only needs seven more points to pass Russian great and former teammate Sergei Fedorov for the most points by a Russian-born player.
With that goal, Ovechkin (640g, 533a) is now seven points away from passing Sergei Fedorov (483g, 696a in 1,248 games) to become the highest scoring Russian-born player all-time.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 15, 2019
Adding to the milestone, Ovi now sits sixth all-time in power play goals, passing Red Wing great and current Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 15, 2019
The next name for Ovechkin to catch up to in all-time goal scoring ironically is Shanahan, who sits at 656 goals.
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