Things are getting bad, and quick, for Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Losers of their past five games, the Caps looked to rebound against the New York Rangers tonight. Unfortunately, it was only the Rangers who came to play as they routed Washington in stunning fashion, 7-0.
The highlight of the game came midway through the second period. After throwing a nice hip check at Dan Girardi of the Rangers, Ovechkin skated towards center ice and dropped the gloves to go after Brandon Dubinsky.
Not a bad bout for Ovechkin, but not a great one. The main objective, to send a message to his team, apparently wasn’t noticed tonight. But for Caps fans, let’s hope the message gets across before they take on the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.