Watch: Ovie loses and retrieves stick before snapping home goal No. 34
JAN 16, 2014 6:00p ET
Goal No. 34 didn’t come easily for Alex Ovechkin.
Halfway through the third period, Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik slashed Ovechkin’s stick out of his hands as Ovechkin was skating through the slot. After looking confused — or looking for a whistle — for a moment, Ovechkin quickly recovered, picked up his stick and blasted a one-timer past Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Caps a 3-2 lead.
The Capitals couldn’t hang on to their lead, though, and the Pens went on to win 4-3.
Check out Ovechkin being Ovechkin in the GIF below, with a stick tap to SB Nation.