Shake, Rattle, On A Roll! Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals To Lift the Capitals Over the New York Rangers; John Carlson Moves Up in Capitals’ Record Books

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Heading into the Washington Capitals’ Friday night game against the New York Rangers, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had scored in four straight games. With the Caps down 1-0 late in the third period, The Great Eight came through in a big way by scoring two quick goals to lift the home team to their seventh consecutive victory.

Down 1-0 at the 13:18 mark of the final frame, Ovechkin found a loose puck in front of Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev and potted home his 13th goal of the season to tie the visiting Rangers; Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Schultz were credited with assists on the play.

The goal marked Ovechkin’s fifth straight game with a goal. Just over three minutes later at 16:27, Ovechkin knotted his second of the game and 14th of the season, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead on assists from John Carlson and Zdeno Chara.

The goal tied Ovechkin with NHL legend Gordie Howe for fourth all-time in muli-goal games with 147. Carlson’s assist on the second marker gave him his 393rd assist in a Capitals sweater and his NHL career, moving him past Capitals great Mike Gartner for fourth all-time in Capitals’ history. It also marked his 20th assist of the season and 26th point overall, second on the team behind Nicklas Backstrom.

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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1 Response to Shake, Rattle, On A Roll! Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals To Lift the Capitals Over the New York Rangers; John Carlson Moves Up in Capitals’ Record Books

  1. Anonymous says:

    with some good puck luck hopefully OV gets 11 more this season

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