There’s something about Alex Ovechkin that makes him come alive in big moments.
Tuesday, after being honored on the ice for scoring 700 goals, Ovechkin scored his 701st career goal in his first shift of the game.
Ovechkin scored after some great work by a new-look first line featuring Evgeny Kuznetsov. After taking a twister pass from Kuzy, Ovechkin immediately fired a shot on net from near the right circle. Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit made the initial stop, but Ovi connected with the rebound in mid-air to score his 43rd goal of the season.
Ovi scores #701 1:55 into the game because why not pic.twitter.com/ZMnTQ9Yond
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) February 26, 2020
The goal came 1:55 into the game to give the Caps an early 1-0 lead.
On the tally, Laurent Brossoit became the 142nd different goaltender Ovechkin has victimized in his NHL career.
Earlier tonight, Ovechkin scored against goaltender Laurent Brossoit for the first time in his career. That marks the 142nd different goaltender Ovechkin has scored against in his career.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 26, 2020
According to the Capitals PR, there have been 6,389 players in NHL history that have scored 142 goals or fewer in their career.
Ovi, you’re so gr8, it’s crazy.
Headline photo courtesy of NBC Sports Washington
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