Flyers' Konecny Overreacts To Ovechkin's 795th Career Goal (Video)

The banged up Washington Capitals played the Philadelphia Flyers in a game that saw Washington have the lead with less than two minutes to go. Down a goal, the Flyers had their goaltender pulled. Capitals' captain Alex Ovechkin was on the ice to help seal the game for the team, eventually scoring two empty-net goals to put his career total to 795 and pulling within 100 goals of the NHL record held by Wayne Gretzky.

On Ovechkin's second empty-net goal, he slowed down to look around and see if any of his teammates or opponents were near him. Instead of shooting the puck, he skated the puck into the net which upset Travis Konecny who had a few words for Ovechkin. Konecny skated over to Ovechkin and said, "what was that?" Konecny pushed the Great 8 before a bit of a scrum ensued.
Whether Ovechkin was trying to be a good teammate and give someone else a goal or just ensure he scored another empty-netter, there's no reason for Konecny to get angry at that play.

Konecny spoke on the incident after the game and said, "I mean, it might have not looked as bad. I personally thought he deked it and put it on his backhand. Maybe it wasn’t as bad as I thought."

Ovechkin also commented and had good things to say about how the Flyers' players are showing passion. "They lost, you know? It’s whole - They have character. They have good group of guys,” Ovechkin said. Obviously frustration. It’s a game, it’s a game." The whole thing was just reactionary by Konecny because of the type of players he is while Ovechkin handled it well.

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