Alexander Ovechkin scored with 3:05 left in overtime to lead the Caps over the New York Islanders 2-1 Tuesday in D.C. It was a spectacular end to end goal. Brooks Laich tied the game up with less than a minute to go in regulation.
A couple of observations – the Caps narrowly avoided their 10th shutout of the year. Last season they only had one. Do teams that win the Stanley Cup get shut out 10 or more times in a year? I don’t think so.
Second, Ovie only has 25 goals. He had 50 last year. This is like Michael Jordan scoring 28 a game one year and then 18 the next – a huge drop off.
Finally, the Caps got bood against the Isles. A good sign as the fans are not just accepting being pretty good.
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