Sport The video of Alex Ovechkin almost killing his own goalie with a wrist shot is terrifying

01:25  05 february  2020
01:25  05 february  2020 Source:   golfdigest.com

Ovechkin closes in on 700 as Capitals host Penguins

  Ovechkin closes in on 700 as Capitals host Penguins The Pittsburgh Penguins come to Washington for their first meeting of the season with the Capitals on Sunday afternoon. Alex Ovechkin continues to be the story for the Capitals. He scored twice more in Friday's 5-3 victory in Ottawa. Ovechkin now has posted 11 goals in the past five games -- which included back-to-back hat tricks against the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.The 34-year-old scored goals No. 694 and 695 of his long career Friday and jumped past Mark Messier (694) into eighth place on the NHL's all-time list for goals scored.

USA TODAY Sports reporter and amateur goalie A.J. Perez got an opportunity to face-off against NHL star Alex Ovechkin .

Ovechkin played his first game with the Capitals on 5 October 2005, scoring two goals against goalie Pascal Leclaire in a 3–2 victory over Ovechkin finished the 2005–06 season leading all NHL rookies in goals, points, power-play goals and shots . He finished third overall in the NHL in scoring with 106

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To take shots from Alex Ovechkin in practice must be a dream come true for Ilya Samsonov, the Washington Capitals backup goalie who, like Ovi, hails from Russia. But on Tuesday, it almost turned into a nightmare for the 22-year-old netminder.

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Hours before the Caps' matchup with the L.A. Kings in D.C., the team's routine morning skate nearly took a dark turn when Ovechkin came down the right wing and ripped one of his famous wrist shots on net. Unfortunately for Samsonov, the puck came directly at his head, knocking his helmet off and shaking him up. Kendall Griggs, a photographer on hand, happened to capture video, and it's downright terrifying:

Ovechkin goes for 700 goals as Caps host Flyers

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Goodness gracious. To knock off a goaltender's facemask, there had to be some serious zip on that shot. Scary stuff. Samsonov headed straight to the locker room to be evaluated by team doctors, and the team immediately recalled its AHL goalie Vitek Vanecek for precautionary reasons. Sounds like he's OK, though:

Great news for Samsonov, who is enjoying quite the rookie year. In 20 starts he's 16-3-1 with a 2.21 goals against average, which ranks him third in the NHL. Ovi might want to stay away from his head and neck area going forward.

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Caps rally for 3-2 win over Avs, Ovechkin still at 698 goals .
DENVER (AP) — T.J. Oshie deflected in the winning goal with 2:04 remaining and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night as Alex Ovechkin remained stuck on 698 career goals. Defenseman Nick Jensen sent a shot into traffic that Oshie got a piece of with his stick, sending it past Philipp Grubauer to help the Capitals break a two-game skid. Trailing 2-0 after the first, the Capitals climbed back into the game via the power play. Nicklas Backstrom scored on the man advantage in the second and Tom Wilson tied it by redirecting a shot on the power play with 7:12 remaining.

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