March 01, 2011
But in overtime against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals captain finally added another clip to the highlight reel, going end-to-end and spinning Frans Nielsen(notes) around like a top before scoring on the backhand.
Ovechkin made mention of the booing in Verizon Center during postgame comments, and for 59 minutes the Capitals looked like the same offensively nurtured team they were prior to the trade deadline.
Then Jason Arnott(notes), acquired from the New Jersey Devils on Monday, set up Brooks Laich(notes) in front of the Islanders' goal for the game-tying tally with 48 seconds left in the game. Then Ovechkin decided to get vintage on the Isles for the 2-1 victory, the seventh OT goal of his career.
Eight short of an Ovechtrick tonight, but it'll do.