Photo credit: Mitchell Layton

After Andrew Ference chucked a rebound past a helpless Braden Holtby, the Bruins took a commanding a 3-2 lead with 10 minutes to go in the game. The Caps’ hopes of clinching the series at home slipped away with that play…

Or at least until Alex Ovechkin slammed a puck through Tim Thomas’s five-hole with five minutes left to go. Despite countless cricitics declaring his decline, it was Ovechkin’s second goal and his fifth point in the series. He is the second highest playoff point-scorer among active players in the league.

The best part of the goal however, was Ovi’s jubilant celebration which included a face-first jump into the boards.

If you liked our new cover photo, you’re really going to love the photos below.

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Ovi shoots. (Photo credit: Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

Ovi scoars! (Photo credit: Clydeorama)

YES! (Photo credit: Nick Wass)

YESSSSS!!! (Photo credit: Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

“I have seen the second coming of God and his name is Sasha!” (Photo credit: Patrick McDermott)

A smile so big Ovi’s left eye closes. (Photo credit: Patrick McDermott)

“I wanna hug all of you.” (Photo credit: John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

“This didn’t work out as well as I thought it would.” (Photo credit: Clydeorama)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bryantpthomas Bryant Thomas

     This guy deserves to be an icon.

  • charlie

    i was at the game but this goal was so exciting that i didnt remember how ovi even scored until i saw this video just now. so close!

  • Allie Castro

    In the pictuure where he’s looking at the fans I think a lady got an elbow to the face…ouch!

  • Chris

    Trying to avoid making an obnoxious comment about the white balance in The Washington Times photo, failing.

  • Flynnie321

    Joyous, refreshing, incomparable!

  • http://twitter.com/Bagace Barb Agace

    Props to the CBC announcer who called it as exactly as it played out too:  “Backstrom in the circle trying to draw it back to Ovechkin with the backhand…does…quick shot…SCOARS!!”  Well done.

  • Rhino40

    In case anyone was wondering: THIS is why we love him…

  • Irishbooo4CAPS

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!  That ‘s how to take one back!!!!!

  • Dazey2

    I wanna hug all of you! BEST caption.

  • Kan-not

    Regardless of what fans may or may not think about the Canuck, Here’s one Canucks fan who’d like to thank Washinton for giving the weasel Marchand and  arrogant Thomas what they deserved…karma’s a Bitch!!