NEW YORK – While goal No. 500 is going to be special for Alexander Ovechkin whenever it comes, No. 499 was pretty amazing by itself.
The Russian superstar made a length of the ice rush and scored his second goal of the game at 1:25 of overtime and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Saturday.
“You don’t see a highlight goal every game but it’s moments like this that he shows up,” said Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who forced overtime by sliding the rebound of Justin Williams’ shot under Henrik Lundqvist with 5.7 seconds left in regulation.
“They can’t do anything about it. It’s just amazing.”
Senators 2, Bruins 1 (OT)
In Ottawa, Mark Stone scored 4:22 into overtime.
‘Canes 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT)
In Columbus, Jordan Staal scored in overtime to help Carolina recover after giving up a three-goal lead.
Penguins 3, Canadiens 1
In Montreal, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots, and Bryan Rust scored his first goal of the season to put Pittsburgh ahead in the second period.
Flyers 4, Islanders 0
In Philadelphia, Steve Mason stopped 20 shots for his third shutout of the season and led the Flyers over New York.
Sharks 7, Maple Leafs 0
In San Jose, Brent Burns started a four-goal, second-period outburst with a highlight-reel move.
Wild 2, Stars 1
In Dallas, Devan Dubnyk made 34 saves and Thomas Vanek scored.
Coyotes 4, Predators 0
In Glendale, Arizona, rookie goalie Louis Domingue got his sixth win in eight starts.
Lightning 3, Canucks 2 (OT)
In Vancouver, Nikita Kucherov scored 3:50 into overtime.
Blues 2, Kings 1 (SO)
In Los Angeles, Alex Pietrangelo tied it in the second period and Troy Brouwer got the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout.