No Doubt About It: Alex Ovechkin Scores Goal Just Seconds After No-Goal Call Against the Senators

Over the course of his 15-season NHL career, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been gold against the Ottawa Senators, entering Tuesday night’s game at Capital One Arena with 27 goals and 47 points in 46 games played against the Sens. The Great Eight continued that dominance in the second period, scoring a goal just seconds after a close, no-goal call.

With the Caps and Senators tied, 1-1, Ovechkin made a slick move around an Ottawa defender and backhanded a shot through the legs of Senators goalie Craig Anderson, which trickled to and what looked like across the goal-line, with Ovechkin and many in Captial One Arena beginning to celebrate. However, after a further review by the officials, it was determined that the puck did not fully cross the goal-line, robbing Ovechkin of his 25th goal of the 2019-20 season.

However, the Capitals’ captain would not be discouraged and just moments later, scored his 25th of the season and 28th career goal against the Senators at the 17:15 mark of the second, on assists from Dmitry Orlov and Tom Wilson.

After the goal, Ovechkin made sure everyone in the house knew that this goal was clearly countable.

The goal marked Ovechkin’s 683rd of his storied career, putting him two shy of passing Anaheim Ducks great Teemu Selanne for 11th all-time in Goals Scored. The goal also made him just the third player to have 15 consecutive 25-goal seasons, joining former Capitals Mike Gartner and Jaromir Jagr.

 

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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