Sports Ovechkin sets Capitals record for goals in single postseason

06:06  08 june  2018
06:06  08 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Alex Ovechkin broke a club record that was always destined to be his. With his go-ahead tally in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, Ovechkin set the Capitals ' franchise record for most goals in a single postseason with 15, passing John Druce.

Capitals legend Alex Ovechkin whips in his 15th goal of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, setting a Caps record for most goals in a single postseason and

a hockey game in the snow © Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport / Getty Alex Ovechkin broke a club record that was always destined to be his.

With his go-ahead tally in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, Ovechkin set the Capitals' franchise record for most goals in a single postseason with 15, passing John Druce.

Druce's 14 goals miraculously came in just 15 games during a 1990 Capitals playoff run that saw them get swept by the Boston Bruins in the conference finals. Oddly enough, Druce only topped 14 goals in three seasons during his 531-game NHL career.

Ovechkin also joined some pretty elite company in the process, becoming the fifth player in the last 25 years to score 15 goals during a playoff run.

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John Carlson is going to become a very rich man this offseason. A pending unrestricted free agent, Carlson recorded an assist on Devante Smith-Pelly's second-period goal , setting a Capitals record for points by a defenseman in a single postseason .

His 425 shots led the league, set an NHL rookie record ,[14] and was the fourth-highest total in NHL history. Ovechkin was "in the midst of the most dominant postseason of his career," with 12 goals and 22 points over ^ " Ovechkin passes single - season mark as Capitals keep playoff hopes alive".

Ovechkin already has 12 assists to go along with his 15 goals as he continues to build his case for the Conn Smythe Trophy.

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Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby drink out of Stanley Cup on The Tonight Show .
Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby make their late night debut and brought the Stanley Cup with them.The duo's appearance on late-night television is the latest stop of the Capitals' victory tour before they parade down Constitution Avenue to celebrate the organization's first Stanley Cup. They made sure to bring the Stanley Cup en tow, which Fallon was excited to see in-person.

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