Before Alex Ovechkin’s historic empty-netter in opposition to the Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals heart Evgeny Kuznetsov appeared to have a transparent shot for a objective. Ovechkin initially beat the Jets’ protection with a cross to an uncovered Kuznetsov, who acknowledged the magnitude of the second and dumped the puck again to the “Great 8.”
“I gave it to Kuzy, and he was like, ‘I don’t want to take it,’” Ovechkin defined after the Capitals’ 4-1 win, per Samantha Pell of the Washington Post.
Ovechkin slapped the puck within the internet for profession objective No. 802, transferring him previous Gordie Howe for second on the NHL’s all-time objective checklist.