Washington Capitals defensive prospect Alexandar Alexeyev scored in the Russian’s game vs. Slovakia on Wednesday night. The goal was the Russians’ third in a span of 2:13 and chased Slovak goaltender Samuel Hlavaj out of the net.
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After he got the puck on the wall from a teammate, Alexeyev, 19, flew to the slot and made a defenseman fall down while trying to cover him. Alexeyev finished it off by putting it top shelf by the glove of Hlavaj.
The goal was his second of the tournament, the first of which was a game-winner. He has six points (2g, 4a) in five games during the tournament. Alexeyev entered tonight’s game with an impressive +6 rating.
The Capitals drafted Alexeyev with the 31st overall pick in last summer’s draft out of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels. He has seven goals, 31 points, and a +16 rating in 30 games with the Rebels this season.
By Harrison Brown