Patrik Laine will always remember Alex Ovechkin’s milestone 600th goal: ‘I was in a good spot just behind him’
Monday night’s matchup between the Caps and the Jets was billed as a showdown between Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy contenders Patrik Laine and Alex Ovechkin.
Heading into the game, the two were tied for a league-leading 40 goals each. Ovechkin scored twice, restoring his sole lead and hitting a milestone 600th goal.
When Ovi found the back of the net for his historic tally, Laine was also on the ice.
The Jets star, who looked up to Ovechkin as a child, gushed about the experience to the media.