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Ovechkin, Capitals show some life against Ottawa

Dec 7, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

Dale Hunter’s reign as the new head coach of the Washington Capitals started off shaky, but if there’s one thing he succeeds at, it’s beating the Ottawa Senators. The Caps defeated the Sens 5-3 to give Hunter a 2-3 record that would look a lot worse if he wasn’t 2-0 against Ottawa. The best part might be that it was a collective scoring effort, including Nicklas Backstrom scoring his 10th goal of the season and Alex Ovechkin notching number nine.

Want to know the best part about that best part? Ovechkin looked like the lethal, unpredictable force that made him the NHL’s most exciting force on his goal:

Capitals fans – and likely fans of the sport in general – would love to see more of that Ovechkin. It’s just one goal, but a breakthrough must start somewhere, so why not there?

Now, if they could just bring Alexander Semin back to life …

  1. flavadave10 - Dec 7, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Ovechkin’s goal was just dirty. Maybe that’s the confidence booster that he needs.

  2. abrienza428 - Dec 8, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    It’s evident he’s back on steroids now, right?

  3. hague507 - Dec 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Good win for the Caps but they have a lot of work to do. The first 2 goals by the Sens were squarely on their D and the 3rd was a gift thanks to another lazy/stupid penalty by Semin.

    • flavadave10 - Dec 8, 2011 at 4:44 PM

      First two goals were on Vokoun. Both times he was way out of position. That’s sadly been happening quite a bit lately.

  4. jpelle82 - Dec 8, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    after ovechkin puts 3 or 4 wrist shots to the chest of anderson…it was only a matter of time before anderson lived up to his current playing ability and missed one. this is nothing to get too excited about yet…2 goals in 12 games with his most recent against one of the worst goalies/teams in the league.

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