Alex Ovechkin (Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Alex Ovechkin scored another amazing goal. No, this is not a recording. Just like all of Ovechkin's goals, you need to see it to appreciate just how much skill he has.
Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has built a mile-long list of highlight reel goals – and he added some more footage to the collection with a dazzling, nearly end-to-end rush against the Colorado Avalanche Thursday that was the deciding marker in a 3-2 Washington victory.
The Caps' captain picked up the puck at his own blueline, swiftly carried it down the ice, deked Avs defenseman Jan Hejda and tried to fire the puck on his backhand at Colorado goalie Reto Berra; the puck went past the net, but it rebounded right back to him, and Ovechkin made no mistake from close range on his forehand, even at a difficult angle and Hejda on his heels:
The goal was Ovechkin's ninth of the season and broke a three-game scoring drought. The 29-year-old is tied for fifth overall in league goal production so far this year, but should be much higher up the ladder at season's end thanks to the scorer's instincts that helped him net the game-winner Thursday in Colorado and give Washington its second consecutive win.