11 Years Ago Today: The Goal – “Simply Sensational”

Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, front, of Russia, shoots the puck from over his head after being checked to the ice by Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Paul Mara, center, past Coyotes goalie Brian Boucher, rear, for a goal in the third period of NHL action Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Glendale, Ariz. The Capitals defeated the Coyotes 6-1.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)
AP Photo/Paul Connors

The NHL today released one of its “Centennial Memories” dedicated to Alex Ovechkin’s famous rookie season goal in Arizona, in honor of the 11-year anniversary of the amazing goal. 

The video provides a recap of the goal with Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin and Alex Ovechkin himself.

Zac Boyer of the Washington Times conducted an oral history of the goal published in January, 2016 and is well worth the read. The article interviews former teammates about the goal.

More on today’s NHL piece can be read right here.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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