Capitals' Alex Ovechkin sits on the ice after being stopped by Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer late in the third period of Thursday night's game in Toronto. (REUTERS)
TORONTO - You have to wonder if Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis found any relief from Alex Ovechkin’s first road goal of the season.
Ovechkin blew a wrist shot past Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer on a power play at 2:38 of the second to put the Capitals up 2-1, a lead that would hold through the period before Toronto eventually picked up its first home win of the season, 3-2, on Thursday night.
Ovechkin was standing about halfway up the left faceoff circle when he let that blistering wrister of his go. It’s one of the things Ovechkin does better than almost anybody — fire the puck hard and quick. A lot of goalies would have had trouble handling it.