Alex Ovechkin has scored 607 career goals and 58 goals in the playoffs but none of those goals came on a bigger stage than the Stanley Cup Finals. During Wednesday night’s Game 2, Ovechkin struck on the power play to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 lead over the Vegas Golden Knights.
The goal came during the Capitals first power play of the game at 5:38 of the second period. As the Capitals were on the attack, Nicklas Backstrom fed the puck to Lars Eller who was parked in the left corner behind the net. Eller quickly fed it to Ovechkin for a one-timer from the front of his office.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 31, 2018
Brooks Orpik added to the lead before the Golden Knghts got one back on a goal by Shea Theodore. The Capitals lead the Golden Knights 3-2 at the end of the second.
Here’s a shot of the crowd at Capital One Arena after the Ovechkin tally.
Ovechkin. 2-1. pic.twitter.com/84VWviSEw9
— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) May 31, 2018
By Michael Marzzacco