Nicklas Backstrom sent a pass to the point and John Carlson fired a quick shot on net. After a carom in front, Alex Ovechkin raised his arm as if he scored.
It was Ovechkin’s historic 699th career goal.
Except, no. No, it wasn’t.
After a lengthy review by NHL officials, the goal was announced and awarded to John Carlson. It was Carlson’s 15th goal of the season, tying a career-high.
There was a collective groan from Capital One Arena when it was announced John Carlson scored instead of Alex Ovechkin.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 11, 2020
NBC Sports Washington posted replays on Twitter and showed Ovi was tantalizingly close to scoring. But alas, the puck struck Johnny Boychuk’s leg and went in – not The Great 8.
More looks at the goal – Carlson's shot goes off of Boychuk's leg and into the net pic.twitter.com/snIX315NcF
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) February 11, 2020
Headline photo courtesy of NBC Sports Washington
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