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There were many a line rushes that were at our disposal in the Capitals’ 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, but in the end we could only pick one. And of course the line rush of the game involved captain Alex Ovechkin, one that saw him inch one goal closer to his 50th of the season.
With the Capitals’ top-line barreling towards the offensive zone, Evgeny Kuznetsov fed the puck to right wing Tom Wilson, then crashed the Hurricanes’ net, while Wilson fed the puck to Ovechkin, who unleashed a one-timer on the puck to send it past Carolina netminder Petr Mrazek, who had a streaking Kuznetsov (who jumped out of the way of the fired puck) to screen him. Ovechkin celebrated with his classic fist pump and a hug from his teammates.
The call from John Walton on Caps Radio:
The goal was the 49th of the 2018-19 season for Ovechkin, who is on the verge of a historic eighth 50-goal campaign with five games remaining in the regular season. Ovechkin has a total of 86 points (49 goals, 37 assists) in 76 games played this season, his 14th in the NHL.
By Michael Fleetwood