Alexander Ovechkin’s Game Seven Loss Proves Why He is Not the NHL’s Best Player

April 29th, 2010 by Nick Mordowanec Leave a reply »

Wednesday night seemed like a record that has been played over and over.

Only in this case, the end result was all too real—again.

The all-or-nothing Game Seven contest between the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens pitted the NHL’s best regular-season team—the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals—against the eighth-seeded Habs, a team which has shed copious amounts of blood—and a ridiculous amount of teeth—all for the chance to play in the conference semifinals.

The Capitals were chock-full of talent and primed to make a run at Lord Stanley’s Cup, especially after the Game Seven debacle against the Pittsburgh Penguins only one season ago. This was the best team superstar Alexander Ovechkin has been on since coming into the league.

It was their time

Yet after holding a solid 3-1 lead and forcing the Canadiens to play in desperation for three games in a row, the unthinkable happened. The Canadiens went to Washington—and won. It was another ...

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