Alex Ovechkin soccer star? Scores in exhibition match

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Mar 18, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) reacts after scoring the game winning goal in the shootout against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Ovechkin soccer star? Well he sure has a nose for the net, regardless of the sport.

The Washington Capitals superstar captain signed a one-day contract with soccer club FC Dynamo Moscow on Saturday. He then took to the pitch later that day and scored a goal to help his club record a 5-0 victory over Amkal in an exhibition match.

Ovechkin’s goal had a familiar look to it. After all, he scored from the left side — like so many of his one-timers from the left faceoff circle on the ice.

Well, the dream came true – to score a goal,” Ovechkin said via Sports.Ru. “I must give credit that the guys found me in that position, under the left leg. Well, I got it. Thank you very much to the team, management for this wonderful moment.”

The three-time Hart Trophy recipient celebrated on the pitch with much the same intensity and enthusiasm as he traditionally does on the ice.

Ovechkin has scored 780 goals to reside 21 shy of matching Gordie Howe for second all-time in NHL history. Wayne Gretzky tops the list with 894 goals.

–Field Level Media