For the first time in Ovechkin's NHL career -- regular season and playoffs combined -- the former first overall pick failed to register an offensive statistic. No goals. No assists. No shots on net.
It is just the fourth time in Ovechkin's career that he failed to record a shot. But in each of those other games, he recorded an assist.
Ovechkin finished with a little more than 26 minutes of ice time on Thursday. The regular season shots leader for each of the past six years, he fired three shots wide of the net and had five attempts blocked.
|Apr. 15, 2010||Montreal *||0||0|
|Jan. 19, 2010||Detroit||0||1|
|Oct. 8, 2007||N.Y. Islanders||0||1|
|Nov. 23, 2005||Tampa Bay||0||1|