Ovechkin for the first time since Washington reached the Stanley Cup finals

The best scorer of this season’s Stanley Cup Alexander Ovechkin, scoring one of the goals of “Washington” in the gate “Tampa Bay” helped his club to break the resistance of the opponent in the 7th game of the semifinal series (4:0). Thus, the city team is a little upset skeptics who laughed at over the fact that “capitals” in its history lost in the playoffs of the National hockey League as much as the seventh of 11 matches.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Russia striker has scored 12 goals and has a good chance to improve their statistics performance, because in front of him for at least another 4-match series. Note that a record of performance in the playoffs of the NHL for Russians at the moment can boast of Pavel Bure sketched in the “Vancouver” in the season 1993/94 16 goals in the gate rivals. The second result belongs to Evgeny Malkin in 2008/09 ogorchatsya in the playoffs goalkeepers opponents 14 times.

But this is not important. This finale will be a debut not only for each of the clubs-finalists, but for the most Ovechkin, who made it to the final series of the Stanley Cup in only its 13th season in the NHL.

Opponent “Washington” in the finale will be the “Vegas Golden knights”, is carrying out in NHL debut season, and won its semifinal series “the Winnipeg jets” 4:1. The final series will begin in the night from 28 to 29 may.

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