The greatest goal scorer in the known universe, Alex Ovechkin, has scored his first goal of the playoffs.
It was — and brace yourself for the shock — a power-play goal.
The Caps returned to the power-play after Michael Ferland committed interference. Ovechkin notched two shots, both from the Ovi Spot, both saved, before he broke through.
The puck was loose just outside the slot in front of Petr Mrazek’s net. Ovechkin smelled blood and rushed towards the horde. Tom Wilson got swept up in Ovechkin’s shot, but the puck still found Mrazek’s five hole and the back of the net.
Wilson celebrates from his back like a flipped turtle while Ovechkin pumped his fist along the half wall. Capital One Arena literally exploded. Literally.
John Carlson recorded the secondary assist, his third of the game.
Ovechkin’s goal is the 62nd of his postseason career, which tonight hits 122 games.
Alex Ovechkin's 3-0 @Capitals tally tonight puts him past Phil Esposito into a tie with Bobby Hull for 27th in career playoff goals (62). Among natural left wingers, only Esa Tikkanen (72) & Brian Propp (64) have more
— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) April 12, 2019
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