NEW YORK (AP) — While goal No. 500 is going to be special for Alexander Ovechkin whenever it comes, No. 499 was pretty amazing by itself.
The Russian superstar made a length of the ice rush and scored his second goal of the game at 1:25 of overtime and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Saturday.
"You don't see a highlight goal every game but it's moments like this that he shows up," said Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who forced overtime by sliding the rebound of Justin Williams' shot under Henrik Lundqvist with 5.7 seconds left in regulation.
"They can't do anything about it. It's just amazing."