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“I don’t know how this can continue,” said former Washington Capitals goaltender Brent Johnson at intermission, flabbergasted at what he just saw. Johnson, of course, was trying to find words for Alex Ovechkin‘s latest goal, his tenth in ten regular season games. Off the face-off, the Russian machine rips a perfectly placed wrist shot off the top left crossbar.
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk never stands a chance. It looks straight out of a video game.
Ovechkin now has 32 goals over his last 31 games, the best 31 game stretch of his career. He’s en fuego right now. He’s like a pitcher with a no-hitter through 8 innings. Leave the man alone. Do not talk to him. Do not look at him because he’s on a roll.
Imagine if Ovi starts scoring five-on-five goals on the rush. It’s going to be a crazy year.
I'm kind of still processing that goal from @ovi8. It shaved atoms off the bottom of the crossbar, right?
— William Stilwell (@LoudGoat) October 25, 2013
Before tonight, Ovechkin was shooting 14.8%. That's above his average, but not much. He's a bit lucky, but the shot volume is the real deal.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) October 25, 2013