It also led to a postgame celebration.
“Was it Ovi that did it?” Carrick, 19, asked of the shaving cream on his head, which he sported while answering questions about the game. It was Ovechkin, indeed.
“I think a lot of kids would like to have shaving cream on their head by Alex Ovechkin,” Carrick said.
While the shaving cream on his head (not to mention the goal) was a first for Carrick at the NHL level, he’s not too worried about any rookie hazing during the rest of the season.
“These guys are great,” he said. “You know, they do things here and there, but it’s fun for them.”
Happy to get the win tonight, good comeback. Thank you for the kinda words everybody, felt good to get that first one.
— Connor Carrick (@connorcarrick) October 4, 2013