Is it time for a change of scenery for Ovechkin?
You have to wonder if Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis found any relief from Alex Ovechkin’s first road goal of the season.
Ovechkin blew a wrist shot past Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer on a power play at 2:38 of the second to put the Capitals up 2-1, a lead that would hold through the period before Toronto eventually picked up its first home win of the season, 3-2, on Thursday night.
Ovechkin was standing about halfway up the left faceoff circle when he let that blistering wrister of his go. It’s one of the things Ovechkin does better than almost anybody — fire the puck hard and quick. A lot of goalies would have had trouble handling it.
It was a goal, a step in the right direction, but still a loss for the now 1-5-1 Capitals and a minus-1 with just two shots on goal for Ovechkin.
After watching Ovechkin play the Leafs, you can’t help but think he’s not the same guy that won the Hart Trophy two times in his career. You can’t help but think that some of his passion is gone, that maybe it’s time for a change of scenery.