12/20/2014 10:45 EST | Updated 02/19/2015 05:59 EST

Alex Ovechkin scores goal of the year candidate for Capitals

This goal by Alex Ovechkin is worth a look.

In the third period of an eventual 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, the Washington Capitals forward picked up the puck inside his own blueline, eluded defenceman Jon Merrill with a nifty between-his-own-legs deke, and then sent a backhand over the shoulder of the seemingly helpless netminder. 

Ovechkin's 15th marker of the season might have also been his most impressive.