VIDEO: Alex Ovechkin juggles puck in mid-air before scoring 36th goal
Alex Ovechkin's 36th goal was one of his prettiest this season as he juggled the puck in mid-air at the side of the net before slamming it home.
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.
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