In a stunning reversal of recent events, the Washington Capitals were the first team to score in Wednesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. In a comforting repetition of recent events, the goal was yet another remarkable feat of creative goal-scoring by the incomparable Alex Ovechkin.
We join Ovi in the offensive zone. A failed outlet pass has made its way to Dmitry Orlov on the blue line. Orlov dumps it back in, where Ovechkin is ready … sort of. Instead of settling the puck, Ovechkin drops to one knee. And instead of shooting, he passes to Tom Wilson in the slot.
Wilson sinks it.
Yup. Ovi dekes it past Travis Sanheim and hits Wilson with a magical pass.
Flyers goalie Brian Elliott probably expected Ovechkin to score. So did literally everyone else on earth.
The goal ends a six-game stretch in which the Caps surrendered the game’s first goal.
Wilson now has 19 goals this season, including three in his last five games.
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