Ovie Wins Breakaway Challenge at NHL All-Star Weekend

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For the third year in a row, Alex Ovechkin won the Breakaway Challenge in the NHL All-Star Skills Challenge last night in Raleigh, NC. In a competition judged by the fans by text voting, each shooter took four breakaway attempts. Ovechkin faced off against goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins. On his winning shot, Ovie used the butt end of his stick to control the puck in over the blue line, then dropped to his knees before flipping the stick around and deking past Fleury to score on the backhand. He won with 39% of the fan votes.

The All-Star Game is today at 4PM. The Caps return to action Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center.

Will Packard

Will moved to DC 33 years ago to go to college and never left. By day he is the director of finance at an interactive marketing agency near Dupont Circle. When not hanging out at Kettler Iceplex or Verizon Center, he can often be found out rowing on the Potomac River or searching for the perfect burrito.

2 thoughts on “Ovie Wins Breakaway Challenge at NHL All-Star Weekend

  1. Pingback: Alex Ovechkin Tosses Stick, Tagged with Penalty Shot – FanHouse | Alex Ovechkin

  2. Seriously, you chose the handcam video of a TV to embed?? Go to NHL.com and embed the official video. That’s just silly.