“I bowl strike!!” (GIF created by welshhockeyfan)
Coming into Sunday’s away game with Slovan Bratislava, Alex Ovechkin had six points in six KHL games. Despite playing in five fewer matches than everyone else, Ovechkin was gaining ground on the league’s point leaders (82nd overall).
In Dynamo Moscow’s 3-2 victory Sunday, Ovi tied his Dynamo teammates Denis Kokarev and Dominik Granak for the team lead in points, tallying a goal, an assist, and three shots on goal in 16:22 of ice time against Slovan. The defending champions have now won 6 out of their last 7 games with the Capitals captain in their line-up.
Now let’s see that goal.
Last year, many analysts (including RMNB) criticized Ovechkin for using the same move to try to score. Against Slovan, Ovi scored in the same way he did last Monday against Neftekhimik.
Because who needs creativity when you have this one-timer?
On Ovi’s assist, the Russian machine blindly throws the puck towards the net, and teammate Denis Kokarev sweeps it home.
Ovechkin is now tied in points with Hart Trophy winner Evgeny Malkin (1G, 7A) and Ilya Kovalchuk (1G, 7A).
Dynamo Moscow play on Tuesday against Lev.