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Goalie’s Stick Gives Capitals Shootout Win Over Rangers

Mar 03, 2019 - The New York Times

Alex Ovechkin is so good he scored Sunday’s winning shootout goal without putting the puck in the net.

Ovechkin finished Washington’s fourth straight victory with an unusual play, and Braden Holtby made 22 saves in the Capitals’ 3-2 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

The 33-year-old Ovechkin was skating to his right in the fourth round of the tiebreaker when Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev threw his stick at the puck, knocking it away. Ovechkin was credited wi...