Alex Ovechkin was the benefactor of an XL pizza with extra cheese in the first period of the Capitals-Flyers game.
For those who don’t know:
pizza [ peet-suh ] – noun – a delicious Italian dish and in hockey, a bad turnover up the middle of the ice.
Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott looked to clear the puck up the boards to a teammate. Instead, his pass missed the target and the puck bounced out to the slot to one of the greatest scorers in NHL history.
What a clapper, folks. If I was in the net instead of Elliott, I would have just skated out of the goal and let him have it because I value my life more than this.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 12, 2021
The goal was Ovechkin’s 715th career of his career, placing him two tallies behind Phil Esposito (717) to tie for sixth all the time. It was also Ovi’s 21st goal in 30 career games in Philly, tying him for the second-most goals by a Flyers’ opponent since 1980.
Per @Laughlin18, Alex Ovechkin now has 21 goals in 30 career games in Philadelphia. 🔥
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 12, 2021
Most goals on the road in Philly since 1980:
— Peter (good tweets only) (@peterhassett) March 12, 2021
Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports Washington
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