Tuesday night, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his eighth goal of the 2018 postseason. It ended up being one of the biggest goals of his career.
Knocking a rebound out of the air past Matt Murray, Ovechkin gave the Capitals a 4-3 third-period lead with 67 seconds left. After a furious finish, the Caps would hang on to win. The goal was Ovechkin’s seventh career game-winning goal in the playoffs. The W gave the Capitals a 2-1 series lead.
After the game, Ovechkin spoke to NBC Sports’ Pierre McGuire about his huge goal, but Pierre’s first question had a factual inaccuracy.