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Alex Ovechkin shoots while sitting down

(Patrick McDermott/GETTY IMAGES)

“Ovechkin’s 0.60 playoff goals per game is better than Gretzky, Bure, Kurri, Hull (both), etc,” James Mirtle noted. “Only Lemieux, Bossy, Richard and Neely higher.”

“Ovechkin’s 30th career playoff goal ties him with Peter Bondra for the Caps franchise lead,” the club pointed out.

“Alex Ovechkin becomes first player to net 30 goals in first 50 career playoff games since Avs Joe Sakic did it in 1997,” Ben Raby wrote.

“This is Ovechkin’s 12th career playoff game when facing elimination. He has 7 goals, 6 assists for 13 points in those games,” @RandyNumbers tweeted.

Also, he still has the ability to do amazing stuff, as seen above and below. This is the play where he fell to the ice, spun around, landed on his bum, and still managed to wing a shot on goal, with great force. If you didn’t see it live, the still doesn’t do it justice. Watch the moving pictures.

Had he scored, it would have been one of the most remarkable moments in Washington sports history. But just getting the puck on net was a bit of trademark Ovechkin magic.

(Video below, via Puck Daddy.)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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