The difference between the heartbreaking sound of a shot attempt that *pings* off the post and the joyful sound of a shot going *ting* off the bar and into the net is small but crucial.
The folks at Sportnet have compiled the best of bar down goals from around the league, and Alex Ovechkin has two beauties in the bunch.
Ovechkin’s first highlight-reel goal comes after receiving a slick saucer pass from Nicklas Backstrom. The Great 8 then slings the puck past the Devils’ Cory Schneider.
The second goal is a powerplay goal from Ovi’s office. The puck ricocheted awkwardly off a defender’s stick but Ovi still managed to one-time it past the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford.
Headline photo: Sportsnet
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