NEWARK, N.J. -- Here's Alex Ovechkin's explanation of his highlight-reel goal in the third period Saturday at Prudential Center:
"When you feel good, everything working well, those kinds of moments happen," Ovechkin said.
Here's why that explanation, as mundane as it is, is telling of how Ovechkin feels about the game and how the puck feels on his stick:
"He's been getting some great chances," Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.
Yes he has. The fact that one finally went in is a great sign for the Capitals, because when Ovechkin is feeling the puck, feeling good about his shot, his overall game, and he gets the result, a hot streak is typically in the offing.