Alex Ovechkin Scores Goal of the Year

In the first period of Wednesday's Montreal-Washington game,Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 42nd goal of the season, and in the process added to his lengthy career highlight reel.


The initial move to make the spin-o-rama backhanded pass off the boards to himself was impressive enough (you forgot your athletic supporter on the ice, Mr. Hamrlik), but the fact he was able to skate around Kyle Chipchura and then beat Carey Price while sliding on his butt is the icing on the cake.

Easily the best goal of the season to this point, and it's doubtful anybody is going to be able to top it. Unless, of course, Ovechkin pulls something else out of his hat later in the season.

(H/T HFboards for the quick video)

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