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Ovechkin missed last night’s contest against the Wild with lower-body soreness. I’m not too concerned. Frankly, the dude should probably take a few games off each season because of the visceral nature of his game.
I was kind of hoping that Nicklas Backstrom would go off with Ovechkin out and take sole possession of top spot in the scoring race but he was blanked. Didn’t even get a second of power play time either but he can thank the discipline of the Wild and the efficiency of the Capitals’ second unit for that. The Caps scored on their lone power play chance just 16 seconds into it.
That power-play goal was Curtis Glencross’ first as a Cap. That’s a big one because Washington cou