Skip to content

Experiment over? Ovechkin back to left wing

Jan 25, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

Alex Ovechkin Getty Images

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

Latest Posts
  1. Video: Despres’ OT winner lifts the Pens over the Devils

    Jan 30, 2015, 11:00 PM EST

    Simon Despres Getty Images

    Kris Letang has assisted on Pittsburgh’s last seven goals.

  2. Blackhawks plan on keeping Darling in the mix

    Jan 30, 2015, 9:30 PM EST

    Chicago Blackhawks v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    He’s a restricted free agent after this season.

  3. Leafs won’t turn to prospect William Nylander for help

    Jan 30, 2015, 8:45 PM EST

    William Nylander William Nylander

    The 18-year-old is playing in his 3rd career AHL game tonight.

  4. Canes’ Khudobin yanked after allowing 2 goals on 3 shots

    Jan 30, 2015, 8:00 PM EST

    Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31) takes a break during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) AP

    Was 6-0-0 in his previous seven appearances entering tonight.

  5. New state of hockey? Talks underway for ASU games at Coyotes’ arena

    Jan 30, 2015, 5:16 PM EST

    PNI coyotes main 0102 Getty Images

    “We would be thrilled to have them play at our venue.”

  6. Norfolk, Glens Falls, and Manchester get ECHL teams

    Jan 30, 2015, 3:37 PM EST

    Norfolk Admirals AP

    Oklahoma City and Worcester do not.

  7. Goalie nods: Miller faces Sabres for first time

    Jan 30, 2015, 2:17 PM EST

    Ryan Miller Getty Images

    News and notes from around the crease…

  8. Wings place Lashoff on waivers (Updated)

    Jan 30, 2015, 1:01 PM EST

    Brian Lashoff AP

    Xavier Ouellet sticking around?

  9. Ehrhoff undergoes concussion testing after Ovechkin collision

    Jan 30, 2015, 12:52 PM EST

    PA: Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins Getty Images

    Pittsburgh d-man won’t play tonight against New Jersey.

  10. More good news for Columbus: Murray off IR following 36-game absence

    Jan 30, 2015, 11:37 AM EST

    Ryan Murray Ryan Murray

    Just one day after Artem Anisimov drew back into the lineup.

  11. With Berglund and Lehtera out, Blues recall AHL sniper Rattie

    Jan 30, 2015, 11:21 AM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v St. Louis Blues Getty Images

    St. Louis’ forward depth about to be tested.

  12. Welcome John Moore to the trade rumor mill

    Jan 30, 2015, 11:06 AM EST

    New York Islanders v New York Rangers Getty Images

    Rangers d-man has struggled to get games recently.

Featured video

Kings come back in third to top Blackhawks
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (3611)
  2. E. Malkin (3517)
  3. C. Price (2949)
  4. K. Letang (2797)
  5. T. Hall (2647)
  1. M. Brodeur (2579)
  2. T. Johnson (2566)
  3. P. Rinne (2557)
  4. P. Hornqvist (2445)
  5. S. Bobrovsky (2362)