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Video: Are the Capitals using Ovechkin the right way?

Jan 30, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

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:

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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.

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