Four years ago today: Alex Ovechkin’s first NHL playoff goal and Caps fans
As sportswriter Ted Starkey pointed out on Twitter, it was four years ago today that Alex Ovechkin scored his first NHL playoff goal, “stealing the puck and scoring late in a 5-4 win over the Flyers in Game 1.”
I was at that game and took some video in the crowd as we reacted to that Ovechkin goal. It’s not the steadiest camera work, but the place was total bedlam with much high-fiving, jumping, etc. happening all around Verizon Center.
Here’s one I got after Mike Green scored prior to Ovechkin’s goal to make it 4-4:
- Is that a Flyers jersey on the dugout? (brookslaichyear.com)
- Caps arena announcer Wes Johnson pumps up the crowd at #RMNBParty4 (brookslaichyear.com)
Posted on April 11, 2012, in Washington Capitals and tagged Alex Ovechkin, hockey, Mike Green, National Hockey League, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.