Jan 31, 2013, 11:22 PM EST
Alex Ovechkin finally hit the two-goal plateau – seven games into the season – but the Washington Capitals still couldn’t outscore the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Capitals now have one win in their seven games, after a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ovechkin’s struggles have garnered plenty of attention in hockey circles.
However, another right-handed shooting winger is going through an even worse scoring drought.
Interestingly, Kessel and Ovechkin were both key figures in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game draft. Infamously, Kessel was the last overall pick, and who could forget the tape of Ovechkin smiling and taking a photo of Kessel with his camera phone?
The pundits on Twitter have taken notice of Kessel’s slump. And Ovechkin’s for that matter.
The Leafs and Capitals have produced two goals so far tonight. Neither was scored by Phil Kessel or Alex Ovechkin though. Just saying.—
The Score (@theScore) February 01, 2013
Phil Kessel is on pace for 219 shots and 0 goals this season—
Zebra Problems (@ZebraProblems) February 01, 2013
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