Alex Ovechkin went from lawful good to chaotic evil against the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Not only did Ovechkin board Nick Paul, but he also scored a goal in both an incredible and technically illegal way.
During the second period, Ovechkin blocked a shot from the point that sprung him on a breakaway. Ovechkin, who appeared to be holding his hockey stick with care, deked and slid the puck between Filip Gustavsson’s pads, opting to not fire a wrist shot. The goal was the 736th of his career.