Mar 8, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT
I know everyone was insanely concerned, but Alex Ovechkin’s scoring
drought has come to an end. A power play goal against the Dallas Stars
tonight has #8 back on the scoreboard and Capitals fans everywhere can
breathe easy knowing he is still able to put the puck in the net.
good news about this six-game scoreless streak is that it showed how
the Capitals don’t have to rely on Ovechkin for offense. They’ve gone
3-1-2 since he had last scored a goal, but those losses weren’t for lack
of offense; they scored 13 goals in the three games. The Capitals are
much more than Ovechkin now, with players up and down the roster with
top scoring ability.
Ovechkin wasn’t scoring because of a lack of
chances, and it was just a matter of time before he got another goal.
At least the drought showed just how dangerous this team can be, and now we can all start writing about and wondering when Ovechkin would score his next goal. It was going to happen eventually.
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- Lindros, LeClair and Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame 47
- It’s back! PHT’s Team of the Day summer series starts tomorrow 7
- Pens sign Spaling — two years, $4.4 million 13
- Agent: Subban hasn’t told me to make him NHL’s highest-paid D 30
- Devils sign Greene to five-year, $25M extension 18
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 46
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 59
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 15
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 21
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ (59)
- Lindros, LeClair and Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame (48)
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (46)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)