Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ovechkin Nets Two Against Blues, Ties Steen for NHL Lead

Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals are red hot. And when that happens, there isn't much that opposing goalies can do about it.

Read more about the game here

Great 8 netted his 16th and 17th of the season on Sunday night, tying Alexander Steen for the NHL lead. “For me, it means a lot,” Ovechkin said of winning tonight's battle with Steen, who saw his point streak snapped at 13 games. “It’s always nice to score big goals in big game but it was a very good team effort today, especially first period when we jump on them.”

Here's both Ovechkin goals (Most people are raving about that slapper, but how about the second one? What a tasty backhand chip--total goal-scorer's goal)

The Capitals came away with the 4-1 victory, but Steen is still the NHL's point leader with 26. Ovechkin, who is a minus-7 on the year, has 24.