Normally I'm not one to drone on about hockey, but Alex Ovechkin is deserving of some serious love. Washington's
franchise player franchise reached a key milestone while leading the Capitals to within a point of the final playoff spot. I'm not sure I'm qualified to tell you the details, so I'll let the AP take it away...
Alex Ovechkin became the NHL's first 60-goal scorer in 12 years by netting two Friday night in the Washington Capitals' comeback 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.
Ovechkin beat goalie Kari Lehtonen in the first period and then brought the Capitals within 3-2 at 11:30 of the third period with his 60th.
No one in the NHL had hit the mark since the 1995-96 season when Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr both did it. Ovechkin's previous best was 52 goals, accomplished in his rookie season of 2005-06.
Good lord, even other Fins think Kari Lehtonen is a girly name.