Ovechkin highlight-reel goal caps off wild first period in Game 6

Josh Luckenbaugh
April 22, 2019 - 7:42 pm

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The Capitals knew going into Game 6 they'd have to get off to a good start to quiet the pro-Hurricanes crowd in Raleigh Monday night. And it was Brett Connolly who put the Caps on the front foot. 

Just over five minutes into the game, Connolly received a pass from Lars Eller, maneuvering his way in front of the Carolina goal before burying a shot into the roof of the net. 

It was the first time the road team had taken a lead in the series, but Washington's one-goal advantage did not last long. 

Warren Foegele lit the lamp for the Canes a little over five minutes after Connolly's strike, ironically moments after the Caps had killed off a Carolina power play. 

The next goal, to channel Captain Obvious, was huge. And who else to provide a huge, highlight-reel goal than Alex Ovechkin? 

Let's watch that again. In slo-mo this time. 

No words. Just pure, unadulterated filth.

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