'A snap-shot laser beam!' Alex Ovechkin scores stunning wrist shot as Caps beat Devils 6-3 (VIDEO)
Backstrom had a big night, netting twice and assisting with two more as he registered the 900th point of his career. But, not to be upstaged, Ovechkin found time to produce a moment of magic of his own.
"Ovi" broke down the right and, after receiving the puck via a smart layoff from Backstrom, fired unerringly through the legs of his teammate and high into the top corner of the net.
The first and second viewings of the goal show it was a perfectly-executed wrist shot, but a glance at the reverse-angle replay show just how incredible Ovechkin's strike really was, as he fired the puck through the legs of his teammate before it flew into the top corner.
This is one of my favorite Ovi goals ever. Come on. pic.twitter.com/Rzypy5lRcc— Nate Blogg (@BarstoolNate) December 21, 2019
It was a quite brilliant goal that drew the Caps level at 1-1 and set up the game for Backstrom to fire Washington ahead. And, after New Jersey leveled the scores again, Backstrom added his second, then assisted again to put the game out of reach of New Jersey.
But while Backstrom's all-round performance earned the post-game plaudits, the Shot of the Night award was a no-brainer, as Ovechkin claimed the award for his shot, described in commentary as a "...snap-shot laser beam."
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