Alex Ovechkin scored 24 goals to get his career total to 730 in the Washington Capitals 56 game shortened season. Following this special 8/8 day we looked back at all 24 and narrowed the list down to five to present to you the top 5 goals. We can’t wait to see Ovechkin score goal after goal for the next five years as he inked a five year contract extension.
#5 Overtime winner vs. Bruins
On the final day in January, Ovechkin scored his second goal of the season in dramatic fashion making overtime Ovi-time. This was a scary game to be honest. The Caps went up 3-0 on goals from Nicklas Backstrom, Trevor van Riemsdyk, and Richard Panik. The Bruins would score three unanswered goals before Ovechkin sent the invisible fans and cardboard cutouts home happy.
This was Ovechkin’s first home game of the season and his first game back from COVID-19 protocols. Ovechkin was part of a Russian four that hung out in a hotel room in Pittsburgh. What makes this goal cool was that this came from a drive right up the middle. It was a different type of Ovechkin goal compared from the office beauties we see night after night. Who says Ovechkin isn’t clutch?