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Ovechkin Hit Sends Hal Gill And The Puck Into The Net
We’ve seen Alex Ovechkin score goals the pretty way, but it is no secret that the Caps sniper is capable of doing things the hard way as well. Last night, with his team down by two goals late in the second period, Ovi’s grittier side would once again shine bright at the Bell Center in Montreal.
After a Mike Knuble shot was stopped by Habs goalie Carey Price, Hal Gill found himself in front of the net with the puck between his feet. That was when No. 8′s eyes lit up as he charged towards the 6-foot-7, 250 lbs Habs defenseman, sending him soaring through the air and into the net, along with Price and the puck. It definately wasn’t pretty, but it counted, making it a one-goal game.
The Capitals were down and desperate, looking to extend their winning streak to 15 games, and desperate times called for desperate measures. Ovechkin responded, but unfortunately it was not enough as the Canadiens would go on to win this one 5-4 in overtime.
The Caps were only three games away from tying the NHL record for longest winning streak. However, if Ovi and company continue to play this hard, it may not be long before they begin their next extended winning streak.