Saturday evening, Alex Ovechkin finally scored his milestone 50th goal of the season. The 33-year-old Ovechkin hit the 50-goal threshold for the eighth time in his career and the first time in three seasons (2015-16). Then, less than two minutes later, he scored again to make it 51 goals.
Ovechkin scored his second goal so quickly, it caught one Caps fan unprepared.
Caps fan Andria had been in the middle of blowing up giant gold “50” balloons she’d brought to Amalie Arena in case Ovi scored his 50th. She didn’t even get the chance to finish blowing up the “0” balloon before Ovi scored again.
So Andria adapted and folded the half-blown balloon into a “1” for “51.”