Shot Locations For All Of Alex Ovechkin’s 698 Goals (Video)

The fine folks at Altitude Sports, (the Colorado Avalanche’s broadcasting partner) presented an excellent video during Thursday nights Caps-Avs game. The video plotted each and every shot location (red dots) for all of Alex Ovechkin’s 698 goals.

The video also included shot locations for all goals scored against the Colorado Avalanche (denoted with blue dots).

Not surprising, more than two-thirds of Ovechkin’s goals have come from the left side of the ice. (473 on the left side of center, 225 on the right side of center.

Video: Altitude Network

Addional Takeaways

  • To no surprise, as noted at the end of the video, a majority of Ovechkin’s goals come from the left side of the ice. (More than 2/3).
  • A majority of Ovechkin’s close-range high-danger goals come from the right side of the centerline, just outside the paint.

The latest in the chase for the Gr8 One:

Source: Tableau/Kuba

Additional analysis to follow.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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