Flyers 1, Caps 0.
Total ice time 04:07, 6 shifts, average 00:41, even 04:07, 1 shot on goal, 1 hit
-1, total ice time 08:12, 10 shifts, average 00:49, even 08:12, 2 shots on goal, 1 missed, 4 hits, 1 giveaway
-1, total ice time 16:49, 17 shifts, average 00:59, even 16:49, 7 shots on goal, 2 attempts blocked, 1 missed, 6 hits, 1 giveaway, 1 blocked shot
Ovechkin played more in the third period than in the first two.
In the first Ovechkin had 6 shifts, but his ice time was 04:12. In the 2nd he had only 4 shifts with 04:05 of ice time. Everyone on twitter agreed that Ovi was sent to dog house after the goal by Flyers. In the third Hunter unleashed Ovi, but it was too late... 3rd: 7 shifts, 08:37.
After the game Hunter said that he didn't bench Ovi, he was trying to match the lines. If it is true, you suck as a coach Mr. Hunter. If it is not true, you still suck as a coach.
Sky Kerstein @SkyKerstein:
Ovi tonight played 16:49...forwards with more Laich 17:21, Hendricks 17:26, Semin 19:23, MJ90 19:05
Caps players Troy Brouwer, Matt Hendricks, and Alex Ovechkin address the media after a 1-0 loss at Verizon Center.
Ovi: My mistake cost us two points and it cost us the game
Watch head coach Dale Hunter speak to media following Sunday's game against the Flyers.
Hunter: Guys, it's not a benching. It was, maybe he missed a shift. Guys, I was matching lines.