When I've heard that Mojo was not playing, the first thought was, they were going to lose. Yes, Caps lost, but I really like how they were able to change the game falling behind 0-2. Caps showed a character. And it started with Ovi and a big hit on Michalek in the second period and "when Ovi's going, the team is going," said Dale Hunter after the game. Ovi finished the game with 1 goal, 2 assists and +3.
Caps Postgame Locker Room: Caps players Alex Ovechkin, Michal Neuvirth, Dennis Wideman, and Mathieu Perreault address the media after a 4-3 loss.
Ovechkin's stats after the 1st:
Total ice time 06:32, 9 shifts, average 00:43, PP 00:12, even 06:20, 1 attempt blocked, 1 hit, 1 giveaway
2 assists, +2, total ice time 12:20, 14 shifts, average 00:52, PP 03:39, even 08:41, 1 shot on goal, 2 attempts blocked, 1 missed, 2 hits, 1 giveaway
1 goal, 2 assists, +3, total ice time 20:35, 23 shifts, average 00:53, PP 05:05, even 15:30, 2 shots on goal, 4 attempts blocked, 2 missed, 2 hits, 2 giveaway
Ovi scores his 20th goal of the season on the perfect pass from Semin.
Ovi's hit on Michalek started Caps comeback.
Sports.ru reports this is the first time in this season that Ovi got 3 points in one game. Last time it was on April 6, 2011 against Florida (5:2).
Watch Michalek's elbow in the back of Hendricks head and driving it into the boards.