No Ovie, No Problem: Caps Roll without MVP

March 17th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

The Washington Capitals were missing superstar Alexander Ovechkin on Tuesday night, but they didn’t miss a beat in their dominant 7-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

“I thought we were pretty dominant tonight from start to finish,” Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau told the Associated Press Tuesday night. “It goes to show that when your best player gets down that the guys are rallying around him. It's almost like we’re showing you that he didn't deserve to be suspended [and] we’ll carry on anyway.”

But fans shouldn’t be surprised by Washington’s performance against the Panthers.

Ovechkin has been out of the lineup for nine games this season—six games because of an upper body injury and the other three because of two separate suspensions.

So far this season, the Caps are 7-2 with Ovechkin out of the lineup. But what’s more re ...

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