He added to his long list of memorable goals Sunday at Verizon Center. As his Capitals staged a furious rally to beat Pittsburgh 5-4 in overtime, Ovechkin became the first NHL player to hit 40 goals this season. Before he added his 41st and 42nd goals later in the game, he did something he has yet to do in his career (outside of the his hat tricks).
He scored a goal that forced a stoppage of the game.
On his first of three goals against Pittsburgh, Ovechkin broke the in-net camera. Watch the video.
Ovechkin's impact on the team and game is obvious. What could be more impressive than his goal-scoring is the fact that the Capitals are now 17-1 since he took over as team captain, and they ran their win streak to 14 Sunday.
(Tap of the stick: D.C. Sports Bog)