Ovechkin was marked by only one assist, which became the 650th for the Russian in his career abroad. Also, Ovi scored 50 (30+20) points in 46 games this season.
The winning goal in overtime was scored by our other hockey player, Dmitry Orlov. And, in his opinion, the turning point was the moment with Ovechkin’s powerful power move. After him, the “capital” began to play better in attack. Let’s remember that “Washington” was able to recover from the 3:0 account in favor of the “islanders”.
Midway through the second period, the oversized Ovechkin used a crushing blow against the lighter Canadian forward Jean-Gabriel Pajo. He tried to get to his feet immediately, but failed. Teammates had to bring it to life right on the ice. The referees even went to watch a video replay of this episode. As a result, the captain of the “capital” did not even receive a two-minute penalty, since the reception was considered fair. Pajo, by the way, then came back from the locker room and exchanged a few words with Ovi with a smile.
Keep in mind that in December of last year, Alexander Ovechkin came in second on the list of the greatest sharpshooters in NHL history, ahead of Gordie Howe, who amassed 801 pucks in the regular season. Ovechkin has 810. But record holder Wayne Gretzky (894) has a comfortable lead.