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Goal of the Night - Alex Ovechkin (March 7)

Alex Ovechkin

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin celebrates his shootout goal in an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Monday, March 7, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)


Aside from the occasional night off – or the even less common instance when a save or goal isn’t deemed worthy – the gang at PHT will decide which tally or stop is the best of any given night. Once those two winners are determined, we’ll share our reasoning (and most importantly, the video clip for each) in posts for your viewing pleasure.

Last night’s Washington Capitals-Tampa Bay Lightning game was a surprisingly bruising affair, without much of the finesse one would expect from a game featuring players such as Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Alexander Semin and Martin St. Louis.

In fact, it wasn’t until the shootout - when no one could restrain his offensive skills - that Ovechkin could show off his world-class skills. He scored the only shootout goal to win the game for Washington and also earn the March 7th Goal of the Night.
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