Photo credit: Fred Chartrand
Alex Ovechkin’s had a tough year. He’s failed to find consistency in his game. He’s been benched, seen the coach that benched him get fired, and trails Jason Chimera in goals. He’s been criticized by almost every big-time NHL columnist in the country. Even future Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne has been asked what’s wrong with Ovechkin.
Tonight, however, we saw the first real flash of the old Ovi. You know– that creative, “you will not effing stop me from scoring even if you set up a brick wall in front of the goal and tie both hands behind my back” Ovechkin. In the third period against the Senators, with the game tied 2-2, the Caps started a breakout from behind their own net. And then Ovi decided he felt like scoring.
After curling behind the net to build some speed, Ovi takes a drop pass from Nicklas Backstrom.
He goes for a skate.
Oh hey, Daniel Alfredsson!
See ya, Daniel Alfredsson!
Oh hey, Erik Karlsson! (NO RELATION TO JOHN CARLSON!)
The wraparound doesn’t look like an option…
A DOUBLE SKATE STOP AT 30 MPH!
Okay, time to blast it past Craig Anderson.
Just kidding!)))))) Let’s do snap shot instead!