Alex Ovechkin channels Bobby Orr on high-effort goal

Marc-Andre Fleury put together a stellar effort to keep Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals off the board during the first period of Game 3. Washington got to him in the middle frame thanks to some fantastic work from their big guns.

The iconic moment came from Ovechkin, who’s already enjoying the type of performance that reminds people that he’s such a singular force. Fleury made several difficult saves during a wild, scrambling session, and it looked like he might defy Washington once again.

Ovechkin met those efforts, however, and scored a diving goal that will remind fans of the famous Bobby Orr Stanley Cup-winning goal. Watch it in the video above this post’s headline.

Later on in the second, Evgeny Kuznetsov took advantage of a turnover by the Vegas Golden Knights to score a pretty 2-0 tally on a 2-on-1.

Vegas is looking a bit sluggish so far in Game 3, as Washington is dominating possession and clogging up the flow. (About the only decent sign is that Jonathan Marchessault is generating opportunities, if not goals.)

Can the Golden Knights get back in this one, or will they fade into a 2-1 deficit? Click here to watch the action unfold.

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James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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