— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 17, 2017
Note to the NHL, try to keep the puck out of possession of Alex Ovechkin. The Great One had the puck in overtime and delivered. Ovechkin put away the game-winner in overtime to complete the Washington Capitals’ rally, as they downed the Anaheim Duck 3-2.
Ovechkin got the puck at center ice while waiting for a line change. But, he saw an opening working one-on-one Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour. Driving hard on the wing, Ovechkin took a slap shot at the net that got through goalie John Gibson for the win!
Ovechkin made some history and strengthen his legacy with 99th career game-winner.
Alex Ovechkin of the @Capitals scored his NHL-record 21st career regular-season overtime goal to pass Bobby Hull and Guy Lafleur for sole possession of ninth place on the League’s all-time game-winning goals list. #NHLStats #ANAvsWSH pic.twitter.com/FaMdEO9YKB
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 17, 2017
With the goal, Ovechkin climbs ninth all-time on the NHL’s game-winners list, surpassing Bobby Hull and Guy Lafleur
Washington improves to 7-1-0 in the month of December after climbing out of a 2-0 hole. The win also moves them into sole possession of first place of the Metropolitan Division.