The Capitals have seized a two-goal lead early in Game Seven. After our sweet summer child Andre Burakovsky scored, Tom Wilson made it 2-0 with a splendid goal.
But the setup to that goal was a stunning series by Alex Ovechkin that will go down in history as one of his all-time best highlight-reel plays.
You’re going to like this.
On neutral ice, Ovechkin receives a pass and instantly pivots, leaving Carolina defender Dougie Hamilton in the dust with explosive speed.
Now in the Canes zone Jaccob Slavin tries to set a pick for Ovechkin, but Ovi performs a preternatural toepick to escape it. He sees Tom Wilson waiting on the far side of slot, so he serves him a perfect pass.
Here’s another look at one of the greatest plays of Ovechkin’s career.
It’s an easy goal because Ovechkin did three or four impossible things to make it easy.
— Byron J. Hudtloff (@ByronHudtloff) April 25, 2019
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