Bittersweet 200

6 02 2009

So Alex Ovechkin netted his 200th career goal last night in a lame loss to the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings are at the bottom of their Pacific Division with 51 points. In contrast, the Caps are at the top of the Southeast Division with 70 points. Last night’s 5-4 loss should have been an easy victory for the home team in Washington, D.C. Too bad, they lost…at home…where their at home record this year has been outstanding (21-4-1). Well, it was outstanding, until last night. Ugh.

As for the good news though, Semin scored 15 seconds into the game with his 20th goal of the season, Ovechkin’s goal was unassisted, which is just plain cool, both Mike Green and buddy Brooks Laich had a goal and an assist, and Backstrom got two assists.

And of Alex Ovechkin’s 200th, here are some stats (from the Caps’ website) :

“The goal extended Ovechkin’s league lead to 37 on the season as he chases the 50-goal mark for the third time in his career and tries for back-to-back 60-goal seasons. “

The goal, which was Ovie’s first career goal against the Kings, was a nifty, turnaround wrist shot past goalie, Jonathan Quick (which is a great last name for any hockey player).





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