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We’re always talking about what’s wrong with Alex Ovechkin (see Milbury, Mike). But for once why don’t we discuss some of the stuff that’s going right with the guy? For starters: the buzzcut.
Ovi was the best player on the ice during Thursday’s must-win game (whatever that means) against the Winnipeg Jets. The Russian machine scored a clutch third period power play goal, assisted on two other Caps tallies, and had the most inspiring shift of the game — wherein he walloped both Bryan Little and Mark Stuart with big hits — all in Washington’s 4-0 shutout win over Winnipeg.
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Ovechkin had five shots and three hits in total, his fourth multi-point game on the year. In only one other game this season has Ovi scoared moar points: that was the night of the hat trick against New Jersey.
If the Capitals are going to somehow inch back into the playoff race, they will need more efforts like this.
Asked Alex Ovechkin what he saw on the shift with the big hits on Little, Stuart: “Bodies” #Caps
— Katie Carrera (@kcarrera) March 22, 2013