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Alex Ovechkin scores a goal ... in soccer

Field Level Media
27 Jun 2022, 00:55 GMT+10

Alex Ovechkin has a nose for the net, regardless of sport.

The Washington Capitals superstar captain signed a one-day contract with soccer club FC Dynamo Moscow on Saturday. He then took to the pitch later that day and scored a goal to help his club record a 5-0 victory over Amkal in an exhibition match.

Ovechkin's goal had a familiar look to it. After all, he scored from the left side -- like so many of his one-timers from the left faceoff circle on the ice.

The three-time Hart Trophy recipient celebrated on the pitch with much the same intensity and enthusiasm as he traditionally does on the ice.

Ovechkin has scored 780 goals to reside 21 shy of matching Gordie Howe for second all-time in NHL history. Wayne Gretzky tops the list with 894 goals.

--Field Level Media

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