Photo credit: Greg Fiume

After losing in triple overtime in Game Three, Game Four was a must-win for the Washington Capitals.

Luckily, for Caps fans, Alex Ovechkin brought his sniper stick today.

In his first shift after the Verizon Center crowd erupted in their “Ovi! Ovi!” chant at the 8-minute mark, Ovechkin capitalized on a brutal Chris Kreider turnover in the Rangers’ zone. As Kreider attempted a no-look pass to the center of the ice (a no-no in every professional hockey league except for the KHL) the puck went right to Ovechkin instead, who one-timed the puck past Henrik Lundqvist’s glove.

Video is below the jump.


It was Ovechkin’s fourth tally of the 2011-12 playoffs and his 29th goal in 48 career playoff games, which is one away from Peter Bondra’s franchise record of 30. It also continues his personal trend of scoring in every other playoff game against the Rangers.

Now let’s do the belly pat.


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