Power Outage: Washington Capitals Stars Struggling to Find the Net in DC

December 22nd, 2010 by Ryan Davenport Leave a reply »
As the Washington Capitals endured the worst winless streak since the beginning of the 'Alexander Ovechkin era', their star players all suffered through frustrating personal slumps that contributed to the team's problems.  

At the forefront is captain and superstar winger Alex Ovechkin, who is struggling like never before in his career.  He has no goals in his last seven games and just two in his last ten, but what's more troubling is how long this slump has plagued Ovechkin. Currently on pace for a career low 27 goals, Ovechkin has scored just 21 goals since the 2010 Olympic break in February, illustrating how far back this problem traces.  

Ovechkin's drought has been highlighted by the HBO series 24/7 and he has been forced to watch Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos take the league by storm offensively. While he hasn't been alone in his struggles, he is the heart of the Capitals' team and the team needs him to find his game.  

Making matters worse, the engine that drives the offense, Nicklas Backstrom, has been missing in action for most of the season.  On pace for his lowest point total since his rookie season, Backstr ...

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