Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/10/12 at 04:31 PM ET
from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet,
The Great 8? More like The Okay 8.
There was nothing great about Alex Ovechkin’s performance in Game 6 of the Washington Capitals performance against the New York Rangers Wednesday night.
He was certainly better than in Game 5 when he failed to register a shot on goal, but great? Nope.
Ovechkin scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, had three shots on goal and delivered a team-high five hits as the Capitals beat the Rangers 2-1 to force a Game 7 at New York’s Madison Square Garden Saturday night.
A good night for a good player. The problem is, Ovechkin used to be a great player—arguably the best player in the world. The 2006 Calder Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL’s top rookie has led the league in goals twice and points once, averaging 54 goals a season in his first five years in the league.
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