Saturday, January 9, 2016
Ovechkin's 499th Goal Gives Washington a Huge OT Win over the Rangers
The Capitals blew a two-goal lead in the third period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, but got it all back in under two minutes. First, Niklas Backstrom tied the game with Braden Holtby pulled at 19:54, then Alexander Ovechkin won it when he finished off an end-to-end rush by burying a snipe past Henrik Lundqvist at 1:25 of the extra session. Ovechkin's goal, his 24th of the season and 499th of his career, would not have been possible if it hadn't been for the clutch stick of Caps defenseman Nate Schmidt, who poked the puck off Derek Stepan to take away a point-blank chance for the Rangers. The Russian moves into a tie for the NHL goal lead, and now the OVI-500 watch begins.
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