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Video: Ovechkin’s goal streak extends to four games on bouncing puck

Oct 11, 2013, 12:10 AM EDT

After a couple years of falling short of expectations, Alex Ovechkin rebounded under Capitals coach Adam Oates last season. That’s extended into the 2013-14 campaign in a big way with Ovechkin finding the back of the net in each of his first four contests.

He’s just the third player in Capitals’ history to open the season with a four-game goal scoring streak, according to the Elias Sports Bureau and CSN Washington. However, he needed a bit of luck tonight.

Ovechkin managed to knock Steve Oleksy‘s shot out of midair, which lead to some odd bounces. You can see the goal below:

That gives him five goals and seven points, but it hasn’t been enough for the Capitals. They suffered a 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes tonight to drop to 1-3-0 this season.

  1. blomfeld - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    ME ME ME ! :) :) :)

    • throw82 - Oct 11, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      He has ten more goals than assists in his career with the Caps. But yeah, that’s “me me me.”

      And who wants their big goal scorer out there scoring goals? What a schmuck, right?. He should be focusing on the blue line like any smart winger would do.

      • mdnjdevil - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:05 PM

        Dude has probably been waiting weeks to use that video for something.

        Anyway, to compliment the above poster…. Ovechkin has been the only consistent scoring threat on the team for the past couple of seasons. So if he is “Me,Me,Me”, then so be it, because it is the all the team has.

      • msmithkey - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM

        Having 10 more goals than assist is the very reason why he is just “me me me”. Look up the top goal scorers of all time. Gretzky, Hull, Dionne, Esposito, Jagr, Lemiux, etc. The list goes on and on and they all have a considerable amount more assist than goals. If you are going to use stats to argue the point better make sure to know what you are talking about first. Look at the top 13 all-time leaders for PPG. Everyone except 2 have more assist than goals (Bossy, Ovechkin).

      • throw82 - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        Okay, so Bossy was “me me me” too. The stats prove it, by your logic. I guess I was wrong.

      • throw82 - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        And lastly, just for laughs, it seems Ovechkin catches flack when he scores or doesn’t score. Dude can’t win. Scores and he’s “me me me.” Doesn’t score and he’s an overpaid, lazy Russian.

        I’m out, have a good one!

      • msmithkey - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:58 PM

        I can’t speak for Bossy as I have never watched him play. I can speak for Ovi though as I have seen him play a plenty. If he touches the puck he is shooting it. When he scores he is skating away from his teammates to celebrate by himself.

      • mdnjdevil - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:29 PM

        Really? Where do you get that from? I never see him celebrating by himself. I think you’re just making stuff up now.

        Your assist argument is invalid too. Good god, there have been plenty of snipers in the league past and present that are regarded as good team players.

        There is also the intangibles of Ovechkin such as drawing double and triple teams when he enters a zone. It clears up ice/space.

        Do you revile Bondra too?

      • msmithkey - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:52 PM

        You are correct, there are plenty of snipers in the league both past and present that are considered good teammates. Ovi isn’t one. Do you think everyone is just out to get him for no reason? This argument is nothing new. There is a reason why people claim Ovi is a selfish player. I do agree he takes too much of the blame for when his team plays poorly though.

      • rosettast0ned - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:24 PM

        Ovechkin scores goals, last I knew that is what he is paid to do. So what I am hearing is that many of you want to take one of the greatest offensive talents in the game (love him or hate him there is no denying his ability) and stifle that ability by trying to turn him into a Patrice Bergeron type of player? Not everyone in the league can play a complete game like that, nor should they, its part of what makes the game so interesting. A team needs one dimensional players just as much as they need multi-faceted players, otherwise where is the diversity, where is the strategy, the creativity?

      • blomfeld - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:52 AM

        1 – 3 – 0 ?

        last place in the “Metro” Division ?

        yellow “girly” skate laces and a juvenile tinted “fighter pilot” visor ?

        If anything says ‘me me me’ more than that, then I’d sure like to know about it ! The bottom line is that Ovechkin continues to tarnish the path which was trail-blazed by the many ‘true’ Russian greats who’ve preceded him … and that’s a shame :(

        ps: videographic evidence of how a ‘true’ Russian great behaves when scoring a goal

    • mdnjdevil - Oct 11, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      I suppose Scott Stevens wasn’t a good team mate because he was a one dimensional defenseman….

    • babykaby - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      There goes dumbfeld again, posting stupid videos and downing one of the best players in the league. He is an Ovechkin hater and always will be. If he honestly believes Ovechkin is a selfish player, then he obviously does not watch the Caps play. Once a blomfeld dumbfeld idiot, always one. His mom dropped him on his head eight years ago when he was born.

    • babykaby - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      Get a life dumbfeld blomfeld. It is time for you to move out of your moms basement.

      • blomfeld - Oct 12, 2013 at 12:06 PM

        Babykaby – So last time I was supposed to be a geezer in some old folks home, yet now you’re calling me a child ? Here’s the deal friend. There’s nothing wrong with you being a sheep and a loyal member of a flock, etc. However try to always be ‘cordial and polite’ towards your peers, especially those of us who are ‘not’ four-legged like me. For as God knows, the world has little time for ‘rude or ill-behaved’ sheep !

  2. allday420ap - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    I recall Okposo used to pull that move with the Gophers

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