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Alex Ovechkin, scorer of goals, shatterer of goal cameras

Alex Ovechkin is adept at scoring goals, and a menace to goal cameras. He demonstrated why on his second goal of the night Tuesday against the Oilers…and that ill-fated goal camera.

Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has been a central force in Washington’s success thus far this season, and even in a losing cause Tuesday against the Oilers, the Russian star showed his force is sometimes too much for goal cameras when he’s blasting pucks in nets.

The 29-year-old Ovechkin had already scored once in front of his home crowd Tuesday when, on the power play, he drilled a shot from the circle and beat Edmonton goalie Viktor Fasth for his 27th goal of the year. Unfortunately for the goal camera, Ovechkin really got all of the puck:

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This wasn’t the first time Ovechkin has destroyed a goal camera. In February of 2010, Ovechkin busted another one on home ice – and on this occasion, he didn’t need to wind up and hammer the puck to break it: