Alex Ovechkin is the greatest goal scorer in NHL history. Well, at least it looks like he will retire as it. The Great Eight just can’t stop scoring goals, and he isn’t slowing down despite him being 37 years of age.
Ovechkin has already passed Gordie Howe for second in goals scored all-time and is now on the hunt for Wayne Gretzky at first. Wayne Gretzky scored 894 goals, and as Ovechkin now has scored 812, many think the record, which many thought was unbeatable, in fact, will be broken.
Ovechkin scored his 32nd goal of the season, and his 812th career goal, Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was his tenth PPG of the year, and you can probably guess how the goal was scored. As always, he stood at the top of the faceoff circle and slapped a one-timer in goal. But the goal has still gone viral, not because of how the goal was scored, but what happened just before he shot the puck.
Alex Ovechkin loves to shoot the one-timer from the left side of the offensive zone. This isn’t news. But it can be hilarious to watch him before he gets the opportunity. And this was one of those examples.
Playing powerplay is all about movement and passing. To find an open space and to get the defenders out of position. But Alex Ovechkin works differently. He actually doesn’t move. At all.
Alex Ovechkin just stood there for several seconds, but when the puck finally came, he was ready for it, and of course, he scored.
Fans are absolutely loving the video of Ovechkin just standing there, patiently waiting for a pass, and everyone is saying the same thing: How, even after almost two decades, can Ovechkin keep scoring this kind of goals?