Capital Captain Ovechkin powers through the defense and rips a shot in, 26 seconds into the game.
Caps players Karl Alzner, Braden Holtby, Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer address the media after a 2-1 OT/Shootout loss at Wells Fargo Center.
1 goal, +1, total ice time 22:18, 22 shifts, average 01:00, PP 03:40, even 18:38, 6 shots on goal, 1 attempt blocked, 1 missed, 5 hits, 1 giveaway
The loss was a crushing blow for the Capitals, who are clinging to life on a respirator with the eighth and final playoff spot, as they gained just one point in their lone game in-hand against the charging Buffalo Sabres.
On Thursday night, Bryzgalov said he tried to be patient against Ovechkin - who now has six goals in his last five games after another slow start this season.
"Not think," Bryzgalov said. "Just play."
Ovechkin scored once on seven shots, including his shootout attempt.
"It's always tough to stop guys like that," Bryzgalov said of facing his fellow Russian. "Like any other case, with Ilya [Kovalchuk], he's one of the best players in the world. If you give him the opportunity, he can score."
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Ovi scored his 33rd goal, one more than the last season.
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