Alex Ovechkin scores from nearly impossible angle

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Not many players can score from this angle. But Alex Ovechkin can.

Alex Ovechkin continued to lap the field on Tuesday night when it comes to the NHL's goal scoring race by scoring his league-leading 33rd goal of the season (nobody else has more than 25), and it was a filthy one.

Positioned on the outside of the face-off circle and below the face-off dot, Ovechkin ripped a one-timer from a nearly impossible angle that somehow picked the corner over Antti Niemi's shoulder.

Ovechkin_medium

Shots from that location just aren't supposed to go in. But that's what makes Ovechkin one of the best. With that goal he still finds himself on a pace to score more than 60 this season.

(Gif via @CapitalsHill of Japers' Rink)

More from SB Nation NHL:

Power rankings: Blues rise to the top

Here are the midterm 2014 draft rankings

The factors that drive L.A.’s success

Olympics: Snubs inevitable for Canada | USA roster analysis

Olympic rosters shouldn’t be built with NHL restraints

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.