VIDEO: Alex Ovechkin juggles puck in mid-air before scoring 36th goal

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After missing the last two games, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin returned in style by scoring his 36th goal of the season against the Montreal Canadiens . It wasn’t your typical Ovechkin snipe job though, this one showed some of his good hand-eye coordination.

Stationed at the side of the net, Ovechkin caught the puck on his stick in mid-air, juggled it twice and settled it on the ice before jamming it in short-side. That’s just an incredible play.

It’s hard enough to do something like that in practice, but to do it in a game is rather impressive. Apparently the best goal scorers always find a way, though.

Ovechkin’s 36 goals put him nine ahead of the next closest players. The Caps have to be breathing a sigh of relief that his lower-body injury that kept him out the last two games wasn’t more serious. They’ll need the captain going at his best if Washington has any hopes of making a run for the postseason.

CBS Sports Writer

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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