Captain Ovechkin leads the team again. Here's Ovechkin's game tying goal vs. Islanders.
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal with teammate Nicklas Backstrom during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, in Washington. AP photo via Yahoo
This is his 4th goal of the season and 400th game in the NHL.
Roloson is very good vs. Ovechkin, but this time he was fooled. Ovi's positioning and all movements were showing that he was going to pass to Mike Knuble #22. You can see after the goal how Roloson raises his head and rolls up his eyes in disbelief.
And then awesome play in D, I think last season Ovi didn't progress at all in this area. Hopefully this season he'll pay more attention to D.
Joe B.: "Just a few moments ago Great Eight was forced to play D, and he stands tall, even on one knee"
Ovechkin leads the NHL in points(7) and goals(4).
1 goal, 1 assist, +1, total ice 21:31, 22 shifts, average shift 00:58 (awesome!), PP 05:25, even 16:06, 3 shots on goal, 3 attempts blocked, 2 missed, 1 hit, 3 giveaways, 3 takeaways
Unlike the first couple of games Ovi looked very fresh throughout the game. That's a very good sign. And remember they all need to peak in the spring, not now.
Ovi speaks after the game vs. Islanders:
washcaps: Ovechkin, Backstrom and Neuvirth on the 2-1 win over NYI
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom deflected in Alex Ovechkin's drive from the point on a power play with 3:39 left, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
With New York's Blake Comeau off for roughing, Ovechkin whistled a shot from long range that Backstrom tipped past goalie Dwayne Roloson for his first goal of the season and Washington's third straight victory.
Ovechkin also scored for Washington. It was his third straight game with a goal.
Backie's first of the season
Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals celebrate Backstrom's game winning goal against the the New York Islanders at the Verizon Center on October 13, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via Yahoo)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom celebrates his goal with teammates John Carlson (74) and Alex Ovechkin during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. AP photo via Yahoo.