It appears that the rumors of Alex Ovechkin’s decline have been greatly exaggerated. The NHL has announced that Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been named the NHL’s First Star Of The Week. In 3 games, Ovechkin led the NHL in goals (4), points (6), power-play goals (3), and shots on goal (24). This is the 6th time in Ovechkin’s career that he has been named First Star Of The Week. People were wondering if Ovechkin’s hot streak at the end of last year would continue into this year. So far, it’s safe to say that it has.
Here’s Ovechkin being interviewed about the honor and the Capitals season so far:
As Ovechkin put it so eloquently, Ovechkin has made results so far, but the team results need to be better.