While you were sleeping: Ovechkin nets 500, Crying MJ wins wild-card weekend

Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re not watching, here are the top headlines and moments from the weekend, in case you missed anything while you were whipping up a seven-layer dip for your Golden Globes watching party…

Ovi scores No. 500

Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin became the fifth-fastest player in NHL history to score 500 goals in Washington’s 7-1 win over Ottawa. The 30-year-old is the first Russian-born NHL player to ever reach the plateau, doing so in his 801st game which trails Wayne Gretzky (575 games), Mario Lemieux (605), Mike Bossy (647) and Brett Hull (693) as the fastest to reach the 500-goal mark. Ovechkin also put in his 501st later in the game. See the moment, a fireball from the top of the circle, below.

Crying Michael Jordan wins the Internet

It’s not nice to poke fun at someone else’s misery, but of course the Internet has absolutely zero chill. In the wake of some epic meltdowns over wild-card weekend, Twitter refused to hold anything back. But among all the memes and gifs, “Crying Michael Jordan” made the most rounds and emerged victorious. Check these out:

The wrath of Young Lurch

Lastly, the must-see moment of the night came in the New York Knicks’ 100-88 win over Milwaukee when Kristaps Porzingis threw down this epic put-back dunk:

Look cool every morning. Find out what you missed in the sports world while you were sleeping, and impress your friends and co-workers. We won’t tell them you were earnestly trying to wow your friends with your Ricky Gervais impression during the Golden Globes.

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