Alex Ovechkin is now one goal shy of 700. With a set play off an offensive-zone faceoff, Ovechkin scored goal 699 against Carey Price.
(Well, he hasn’t scored all 699 against Price, just 22, but you know what we meant.)
It was a simple play. Nicklas Backstrom won the faceoff in the offensive zone. The puck trickled back behind, where Ovechkin seized upon it. With a natural screen and the puck slightly bobbling, Price didn’t stand chance.
Alex Ovechkin scores career goal number 699!
His season-high goalless streak ends at five games. pic.twitter.com/xGiYlW71zf
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 21, 2020
Not sure he even saw it.
The Caps lead 1-0.
Alex Ovechkin has scored his 41st goal of the season and his 699th career goal, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead over Montreal.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 21, 2020
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