Alexander Ovechkin has drawn four penalties in the series. The Caps have scored two PPGs (both in Game 1) on penalties drawn by Ovechkin.
Ovechkin in the series: 69:16 of ice time, including 24:32 on the PP.
Ovechkin has taken 24 shots on goal, has had 21 shots blocked, as well as 13 missed shots.
Ovechkin has accounted for 25 percent of the shot attempts (58 of 228) by Washington.
Ovechkin has no goals on 24 shots in the series. During the regular season, Ovechkin scored one goal per every 9.4 shots (56 goals on 528 shots).
Ranger's Report, Apr. 21, 2009:
Somebody who’s been around a long time said yesterday: “The good thing is that Ovechkin hasn’t scored a goal. The bad thing is that Ovechkin hasn’t scored a goal.”
By Dan Rosen, NHL.com, Apr. 21, 2009:
NEW YORK -- Given a little more than 12 hours to watch some film and think about Alex Ovechkin's effort Monday night, Washington coach Bruce Boudreau believes it was the exact performance the Capitals needed from their leader and best player.
Ovechkin didn't score a goal, but he had two assists and was sparkling on the defensive end. Outside of Nicklas Backstrom and Simeon Varlamov, Ovechkin was the best player on the ice. He again was certainly the most noticeable.
"I thought he really competed hard," Boudreau said. "The test was the backcheck on the breakaway (by Lauri Korpikoski). You don't see that in the score sheet and everything, but man, that was a great backcheck. To knock it off his stick without taking a penalty at the same time it was a thing that only great athletes can do.
"Other than that, he was a leader where he was vocal on the bench and he played within the system. He did all the things right and that's what great players do."
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