Photo credit: Bill Smith
With the Capitals down 4-1 to the Blackhawks late in the second period, Alex Ovechkin carried the puck solo into the Blackhawks’ zone. With three defending players marking him, Ovechkin didn’t wait for his teammates; he did it Rambo-style. The Russian machine dipped his shoulder, slid the puck between his skates, and walked around one of the NHL’s best defensemen, Duncan Keith. He finished the sequence by putting the puck over Corey Crawford’s left pad to score.
Video is below the jump.
It was Ovechkin’s 30th goal on the year, and according to the Caps PR, he became the 9th player in NHL history to score 30 or more times in each of his first 7 seasons in the league. Even more impressively however, Michal Neuvirth recorded his first career point, netting the secondary assist on the goal.