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In each game that Capitals superfan Alex Luey, who passed away yesterday morning following a three-year battle with cancer, attended in Toronto, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored a goal, including his famous hat trick in the first game in Toronto. One day following Alex Luey’s death, Ovechkin scored a goal in the Caps’ 7-3 clunker against the Boston Bruins.
In a game in which the Caps were heavily outplayed by the Bruins in Beantown, Ovechkin scored the Capitals’ first goal of the game at the 14:35 mark of the second period, inching the team closer to the Bruins’ dominant 5-0 lead.
— Washington ☃️ Capitals (@Capitals) December 24, 2019
The goal was assisted by Tom Wilson and John Carlson and was Ovechkin’s 681st of his Hall of Fame career, putting him within four of passing Teemu Selanne for 11th all-time, and his 23rd of the season. The goal also gave him sole possession of sixth-most road tallies in NHL history, passing Marcel Dionne.
With that goal, Alex Ovechkin has passed Marcel Dionne for the sixth-most goals on the road in NHL history (Ovechkin: 347 road goals).
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 24, 2019
By Michael Fleetwood