Coming into Sunday’s away game against Amur Khabarovsk, Alex Ovechkin was riding a 12-game point streak, which — after signing a month into the regular season — had finally put him amongst the KHL league-leaders in points. Well, let’s make that point streak 13 games.
Ovi scored a beautiful, unassisted goal in the second period. As the Russian machine turned the corner and watched a helpless Amur defenseman fall down, he took the puck strong to the net, avoided another collapsing defender, and shot the puck into the top right corner. Holy moly! Ovechkin’s tally, his 16th of the year, would stand as the game-winner. Dynamo would win 3-1.
Now let’s see this goal.
This Ovechkin guy is pretty talented.
After the game, Ovi admitted he was satisfied the effort, especially considering Khabarovsk is 5,000 miles and multiple time-zones away. “We woke up at 5am Moscow time and it is very difficult to play this early,” Ovechkin told reporters after the game. “It’s very strange. But we managed to play well on defense. Yes, there were a lot of unnecessary penalties, but the team still won and we are in a great mood going home.”
The Capitals captain is now tied for third fourth in KHL points with 35. Nicklas Backstrom, in 16:49 of ice time, registered an assist and had no shots on goal. Dynamo will play Slovan on Wednesday.
GIFs of Ovechkin’s Goal
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Translation by Fedor Fedin.