Alex Ovechkin – First in Ovi-Time

Alexander Ovechkin scored the game winning goal in Overtime Friday night in Detroit.  This marks the twentieth Overtime goal he had scored during his career, breaking a tie with Jaromir Jagr for the Career Record in Overtime goals.  Ovechkin is now the undisputed career leader in that statistical category. 

The Caps had forced Overtime during the last minute of regulation when T.J Oshie scored a power play goal while the Caps had pulled the goalie in favor of an extra attacker.

A little over a minute into the Overtime period, Trevor Dailey of the Red Wings earned a tripping penalty, putting the Caps on a power play.  Nearly a minute later, Backstrom passed to Ovechkin, who fired a slapshot towards the net and scored.  The Caps won the game 4-3.  This was also the first goal he had scored against Detroit Red Wings goalie, Petr Mrazek, during his entire career.

John Walton’s call:

Another Caps milestone was also achieved.  Jay Beagle played in Game #400 for his NHL career.

Related Reading
Washington Post Game Story
Ovechkin Scores his 10th in Overtime, Capitals Rout Red Wings 4-3
Alex Ovechkin’s Fast Start Reflects His Competitive Drive is Still Alive

 

By Diane Doyle

About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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