Ovi snaps Capitals power play outage

Ben Krimmel
April 18, 2019 - 8:45 pm
Alex Ovechkin snaps Capitals power play drought.

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It's about time.

The Washington Capitals power play woes came to a thunderous end when Alex Ovechkin (because... who else?) smashed a drive from the left hand-side circle (because... from where else?) to snap a drought of nearly 90 minutes of wasted power play time.


Ovechkin's blast (with assists from Dmitry Orlov and Lars Eller) was his second of these Stanley Cup Playoffs and 63rd postseason goal of his career, which moves him into a tie for 26th most in NHL history. Washington's goal canceled out Warren Foegele's opener after just 17 seconds

Some would say... "They were due."

But a blast of this quality was worth the long wait.

However, the Caps failed to get out of the second period unscathed. A defensive lapse from Brooks Orpik, who grabbed the game-winner in Game 2, with under a minute to play in the period led to the Canes' 2nd goal of the night and put Carolina 20 minutes away from evening the series at 2-2. 

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