Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ovechkin just woke up

A word of warning to the Devils, Kings and Panthers, the teams next up on the Caps' schedule: Alex Ovechkin is heating up again.

The Caps star had been relatively quiet before the weekend, scoring just four goals in the Caps' last nine games, losing the lead in the Richard Trophy race to Philadelphia's Jeff Carter.

Well, his slump is now officially over, as he had a weekend to remember, scoring five goals in just three periods against Detroit and Ottawa to surge to a four-goal edge over Carter in the NHL's scoring race. Here he is putting away the Red Wings. He is within reach of two straight 60-goal seasons.