Ovechkin scored his 11th goal of the postseason in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 5. Ovechkin rang the crossbar before finding twine late in the third, but that goal wasn't enough to lift his team to a Game 5 win. The Caps are down 3-2 in the series and Ovie will need a big effort in Game 6 to extend the series.
Ovechkin scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Lightning in Game 2. The Caps' top line of Ovie, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson combined for seven points in the lopsided victory, continuing a brilliant postseason for the team's captain. Ovechkin now has 10 goals and 19 points in 14 games and he's been remarkably consistent, only getting held off the scoresheet three times -- with two of those zeros coming in the first round against the Blue Jackets. The 32-year-old has his first Stanley Cup appearance within his grasp, so don't expect him to slow down as the series shifts to Washington on Tuesday.
Ovechkin registered a power-play goal and another man-advantage helper in Friday's Game 1 win over the Lightning. Ovi was a major headache for the home team, with his top highlight derived from his absolute rocket of a one-timer that bulged twine in the waning moments of the first period. He's now up to 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) through 13 playoff games, looking every bit like a man determined to claim the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
Ovechkin recorded an assist in Monday's 2-1 overtime win over the Penguins in Game 6. At long last, Washington managed to overcome its nemesis and advance to the conference finals for the first time in two decades, and the captain played a big role in getting that monkey off the franchise's back. His quick pass up the middle to Evgeny Kuznetsov sprung the center for a breakaway that he made no mistake on, giving Ovechkin his 15th point (eight goals, seven assists) in 12 games this postseason. The 32-year-old will need to come up big again as the Caps look to get past the Lightning and advance to the Stanley Cup.
Ovechkin was unable to register a point against Pittsburgh during the 3-1 loss in Game 4 on Thursday. Even more surprising than Ovechkin failing to record a point is the fact that he recorded zero shots on goal. The 2017-18 league leader in shots (by 20) instead focused on the more physical aspect of his game, evident with his seven hits in the contest. With five goals over his last five games, it would be very surprising for him to have another playoff game with zero shots on goal.
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