On January 16, 2006, Alex Ovechkin scored The Goal on Arizona Coyotes goaltender Brian Boucher. While falling and corkscrewing on the ice, Ovi blindly pushed the puck into the back of the net. “Simply sensational!” a stunned Joe Beninati screamed. Wayne Gretzky, the Pheonix Coyotes’ head coach at the time, looked on from the bench in awe.
Now you can, too, from the safety of your own home! Friday, FOCO released an Alex Ovechkin bobblehead commemorating The Goal. It features Ovi, in the Caps’ former Screaming Eagle design, twisting and scoring from his back. And yes, he has all his teeth and the laces are yellow.
The bobblehead is the third in a series of Ovi bobbles that have been released in honor of Ovechkin hitting the 700 goals plateau earlier this year. The previous two Ovi bobbleheads that had goal counters sold out quickly (the first did in a day) and were recently shipped out last week.