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Experiment over? Ovechkin back to left wing

Jan 25, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

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Three games. Three losses. Zero goals for Alex Ovechkin.

Therefore, Ovechkin will be moving back to left wing for Washington’s game tonight in New Jersey.

Per the Star-Ledger’s Rich Chere, Ovechkin says he told head coach Adam Oates that he was more comfortable on the left side (where he’d always played) than the right (where Oates was hoping to make his captain less predictable).

It’s not clear if this is the official end of the experiment. But with three straight losses to start the season for the Capitals, perhaps both player and coach felt now was not the time for Ovechkin to be getting used to a new position.

Related: Neuvirth to start tonight for Caps

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