Ovechkin explained the reason for the unsuccessful start of the season 01:17

Russian captain of Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin in an interview “Sports Express” He shared his thoughts on the start of the National Hockey League (NHL) season, in which he has scored just five goals so far.

“The preparations for this season were no different from previous years. I have opportunities but I can’t realize them. “I will work and try to reach the usual level,” said the striker.

On the night of November 30, Washington defeated the Los Angeles Kings on the road in an NHL regular season game. Ovechkin left the field without scoring any points. This was the fourth consecutive match in which the 38-year-old Russian failed to score.

Ovechkin played 19 games in the NHL this season and recorded 5 goals and 7 assists.

The difference between the Russian player who scored the most goals in the league and Wayne Gretzky is now 67 goals. In third place is Gordie Howe, who scored 801 goals during his NHL career.

Ovechkin before choosed The best hockey players in the NHL.

Source: Gazeta


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