Jan 30, 2013, 11:52 AM EST
With just one goal and two points through the first six games of the year, Alex Ovechkin is facing another round of questions regarding his play in Washington.
This time, though, the questions have extended beyond No. 8 and onto the Capitals organization, with many asking:
Is the team using Ovechkin correctly?
A highly-publicized switch to right wing (Ovechkin’s a left winger) and a recent spin with new linemates Joey Crabb and Jay Beagle — no offense to either, but they’ve been bottom-six guys their entire careers — have many wondering what the plan is.
To discuss further, here are NHL on NBC analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones:This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
The Capitals currently sit 1-4-1, fourth in the Southeast Division, one point above Eastern Conference basement-dweller Florida.
Washington is back in action Thursday in Toronto.
- Ducks score four third-period goals, come back to beat rival Kings 5
- Blackhawks aren’t done talking trades, will look to add another forward 4
- Breaking: Flyers trade Kimmo Timonen to Blackhawks 21
- Video: Couture fined $5K for slew-footing Smith 22
- Time to start winning — Bruins’ next four games are against non-playoff teams 17
- Burgled: Sens’ Hammond shuts out Kings 14
- Wild get important win vs. Preds (and some luck, too) 41
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs 66
- Panthers acquire Jagr from Devils 29
- Trotz doesn’t see a ‘big, sexy, difference-maker guy’ on the market 17
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight (82)
- ‘I don’t know why we’re so comfortable,’ says Toews after loss to Avalanche (69)
- Report: Alex Petrovic avoids discipline after injuring Patrick Kane (69)
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs (66)
- Lindros files $3M defamation lawsuit against ex-referee Stewart (Updated: Now $250K) (65)