But his greatest feat of the night might have come a few minutes earlier.
Ovechkin broke a pane of the Nationwide Arena glass directly behind the Blue Jackets goal causing a stoppage in play.
— Bally Sports Columbus (@BallySportsCBUS) March 18, 2022
The shot came off an Ovechkin one-timer from the office that just missed the top corner of the net. The puck’s impact caused multiple fractures at the bottom of the glass.
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 18, 2022
The Blue Jackets’ ice crew came out at the next stoppage of play and took about five minutes to replace the glass with a new pane.
— Dave Maetzold (@DMaetzMedia) March 18, 2022
On the Capitals’ next power play, Ovechkin did not miss beating Elvis Merzlikins with another heavy shot. The goal gave the Capitals a 4-1 lead and they never looked back after that.
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