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We know what's wrong with Ovechkin, and it's a sad realization

Published May 1, 2024 at 8:17 PM

The Washington Capitals were defeated in four games by the mighty New York Rangers. The performance of Alex Ovechkin caught attention as he was invisible.

It's safe to say that in the 4th game, he played the time of a 4th line player. It's quite alarming for a man who has spent his life on the first line, even at 38 years old.

The legend had nothing left in the tank

The reason for the captain of the Caps' poor performance is quite simple: he had nothing left in the tank. Limited to no points and 6 shots on goal, Ovy was completely exhausted.

"Capitals coach Spencer Carbery felt that Ovechkin had nothing left after carrying the team to the playoffs.

«That was a lot. Especially the last two weeks where every game felt like life and death for our team. I felt like that took a lot out of him physically and mentally." - Greg Wyshynski

We can understand. No one saw the Capitals qualifying, yet they did, thanks in part to their captain's performances. Unfortunately for them, the lack of depth got the better of almost everyone.

Recall that the Caps were sellers at the trade deadline. The plan wasn't to make the playoffs, even internally. Everyone had to give more, especially after the departures of Anthony Mantha and Evgeny Kuznetsov.

It's with a lot of emotions that Carbery said these words about his captain because he knows very well that it's probably the last playoff chance he had.

Regardless of what happens next for Ovy, it's a one-way ticket to the Hockey Hall of Fame upon retirement, as well as most likely the all-time record for goals scored in the regular season.

Source Go Nordiques
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We know what's wrong with Ovechkin, and it's a sad realization

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