The Washington Capitals are just one win away from capturing their first Stanley Cup. Their playoff road started back in April with a win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs and some of the goal pucks from that series—including Alex Ovechkin’s 50th career playoff tally—are on the auction block.
MeiGray Auctions is offering 43 pucks from first and second round games during an auction set to close Wednesday night.
Ovechkin’s goal—his fourth of the series—was scored in the second period of the Capitals’ 6-3 series-clinching Game 6 win on April 23. It was one of two goals scored by the future Hall of Famer that night in Columbus.
As of early Tuesday evening, the high bid was at $770.
Ovechkin now stands on the cusp of adding the one missing piece to his otherwise stellar career, with Washington leading Las Vegas 3 games to 1 in the Stanley Cup Final.
Among the other goal pucks being offered in the auction are those from some of Ovechkin’s teammates including Devante Smith-Pelly, along with others scored by Philadelphia’s Sean Couturier (three goals from his Game 6 hat trick), Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel (four goals from Game 6), Brent Burns, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Nathan MacKinnon and Evgeni Malkin.
Each puck was lifted off the ice by an on-ice NHL official, identified and secured by an off-ice official in the arena during or after the game, and then authenticated and affixed with a hologram by MeiGray.