Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin: Top Three NHL Goals

Allen PopelsCorrespondent IFebruary 19, 2009

By now I'm sure all of you have seen Alex Ovechkin's tremendous goal versus the Montreal Canadiens last night. 

When asked after the game of where he ranked the goal among his best, Ovechkin responded, "Top ten."  Then added, "Normal goal, it's not sick.  Sometimes you have to try something new."

His coach was just as awe struck as the fans when asked about it, comparing it too "the goal" which he scored against Phoenix back in 2006.  "I've seen that one about a thousand times on TV," said Boudreau.  "But this was as amazing a goal as I've ever seen."

Carey Price, the Canadiens goaltender who was victimized on the play, complemented Ovechkin afterwords.  "He's a premier hockey player and athlete in sports and he does that stuff for a living.  He's just got the natural talent.  He's an unreal athlete, and he seems to pull it off quite often."

The only question now is, where do you rank that goal among the best he's ever scored with the Capitals?

 

No. 3

Last night's goal against the Canadiens.

 

No. 2

Ovechkin's first career playoff goal on April 11, 2008, at home against the Philadelphia Flyers.

 

No. 1

"Simply Sensational" or "The Goal" as it's described against the Phoenix Coyotes on Jan. 15, 2006. We'll never see anything like it again in our lifetime. Then again, as Ovechkin proved last night, anything's possible.

 

Where do you rank his goal last night among his best?

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