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Alex Ovechkin continued his streak of a goal in every home opener, tallying two against Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils tonight (one on a penalty shot) to bring his total to 10 goals and two assists in six games.
"I've had a couple of penalty shots against Marty and you never know what he is going to do, so I just tried to make some simple move and [the] puck goes in," Ovechkin said of the penalty shot, only his second success of seven career attempts. "I was pretty happy."
Washington's captain was also happy about the way his team rebounded after last night's season-opening loss in Atlanta.
"Everybody played bad last night and tonight we moved our legs and finished our checks, played better in the neutral zone, defensive zone," Ovechkin said. "I think guys like Brads, Chimmer, Greenie and Hendricks do unbelievable jobs protecting our guys and protect themselves. It was a pretty big step for us tonight."