Alex Ovechkin Scores His First Career Stanley Cup Finals Goal


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.

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.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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