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Ovechkin Shatters Goalkeeper’s Helmet with Stunning Strike


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Moscow, March 18 – The Washington Capitals hosted the St. Louis Blues at their home stadium as part of a National Hockey League (NHL) regular season game.
In the third period, Russian striker and Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin successfully hit a one-time block from the left circle. The puck hit St. Louis goaltender Joel Hoover in the head, causing him to lose his helmet. The referees had to stop the match and the goalkeeper was not injured.

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Hoover is 22 years old. The Canadian goalkeeper played his first game of the 2022/23 season against Washington. The meeting ended with the victory of the “blues” with a score of 5: 2. Hoover was recognized as the first star of the match and scored 32 passes out of 34 shots. Alexander Ovechkin made an assist, made four shots on goal and finished the match with a utility index of -4.

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