Photo: Doug Pensinger
Alex Ovechkin stepped into the offensive zone alone.
The game tied, both teams down a man, the Russian machine faced three Colorado players.
Solo, he deked and moved past all three. He put a backhanded shot on net.
A miss, but no matter. The boards at Pepsi Center were alive; the puck returned to Ovi.
Avs goalie Reto Berra was out of position; this was Ovi’s moment. He tucked the puck over the goal line with a killer’s calm.