Alex Ovechkin Scores Angry Goal While Falling Down


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Don’t make Alex Ovechkin angry. The Montreal Canadiens learned this lesson a few years ago when Francis Bouillon bloodied the Russian machine and he responded by scoring four goals — including the overtime game-winner.

On Sunday, Ovechkin, perhaps peeved after seeing his 14-game point streak end and his BFF Nicky sidelined from a neck injury, took a rare “handling the puck with his hands” penalty during the second period. Then, from the penalty box, he watched CSKA Moscow score on the resulting power play. Ovechkin scored on his next shift. Quickly. Emphatically. Angrily.

As Konstantin Gorovikov hit Ovi with a pass, the Capitals captain skated towards CSKA’s net decisively, easily curling and dragging around Denis Denisov, and then scoring on Rastislav Stana while falling to the ice. Ovechkin’s celebration? HULK ROAR.


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Despite scoring that jaw-dropping goal and firing six shots on net, Ovechkin’s Dynamo lost to CSKA 4-2. Dynamo Moscow is now 0-2 without Nicklas Backstrom in the line-up. But hey, who cares? Enjoy some more media of this crazy Ovi goal.

Video of Ovechkin’s Goal

Replays of his goal begin at the 1:24 mark.

Photo Sequence of Ovechkin’s Goal


The incredulous eyeballing technique of referee appeal


“You got to be keeding me.”


“Through legs. NBD.”


“Welp, that was easy.”



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  • SeanL

    Would someone kindly please provide me any information on that awesome folky/acoustic/orchestral/whatever Iron Maiden cover used as music in that video?

  • R.O’B.

    back to the capital gloves…good sign?

  • Ian Oland

    Let’s hope!

  • Ned Keitt-Pride

    Craziest part: Ovi starts to fall but IT’S A TRAP! He doesn’t touch the puck but by staying active he completely fools the goalie who ends up getting five-holed (at least that was what I could make out from the video).

  • Fedor

    I have no idea. Not a fan of heavy metal (more into indie/garage/alt) and know as many Iron Maiden songs as there have been NHL games since the Kings won the Cup.

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  • David R Wahnish

    )))))))) best!