There's been a lot of talk about Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel these days, and how the future of the NHL is here. Alex Ovechkin would like to rudely remind you that he is still the present.
It took a few days, but we finally got to see Ovechkin score his first goal of the season. And boy, was it a doozy. Midway through the third period on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils, Ovechkin collected the puck in his own end and skated up the right wing side into the attacking zone.
What he did from there was just astounding.
Alex Ovechkin just submitted the first nomination for Goal of the Year. Your move, rest of the NHL.