Ovechkin scores his first of the season with a remarkable effort

That’s 1 on the board for Ovi. How many does he get this season? 40+? 50?

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The last two Stanley Cup champions opened up the NHL season tonight with the St. Louis Blues hosting the Washington Capitals in St. Louis. Blues fans were treated to a special pre-game Stanley Cup banner raising ceremony complete with captain Alex Pietrangelo raising the Cup on home ice for the first time.

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Even better… the team played their rallying cry “Gloria” by Laura Brannigan once more before retiring it for good.

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All in all an outstanding Stanley Cup banner ceremony by the Blues organization. Well done.

The Blues stormed out of the gate with two quick goals but Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin fought back with a vintage Ovi goal from the middle of the ice.

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Damn… Ovi in midseason form already.