Capitals Defensive Prospect Alexandar Alexeyev Makes Defenseman Fall Down, Scores Goal In Russia’s Game vs. Slovakia at World Junior Championships

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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. 

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

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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5 Responses to Capitals Defensive Prospect Alexandar Alexeyev Makes Defenseman Fall Down, Scores Goal In Russia’s Game vs. Slovakia at World Junior Championships

  1. DayOne Caps Fanatic says:

    Mr. Alexeyev is talented! Hope he can pressure the depth-chart, where at least two newer defensemen aren’t “getting it done”

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