Photo credit: Kathy Willens
After the Capitals nearly came back from a 4-1 deficit in game six, Alex Ovechkin assured the media the Capitals would go to New York and win game seven. They did not, but Ovi did everything he could. He scored Washington’s only goal, throwing a game-high six shots on net. In the end, it wasn’t enough. After the game, Ovechkin spoke to reporters in a hushed tone. The game clock above his locker was frozen on the moment the Capitals’ season ended.
Could you have asked your team to do more?
We were so close. [inaudible] I don’t think we play bad. We give up everything. I know don’t what to say. It’s tough, it’s tough.
Was it tough to watch the team lose from the bench?
It doesn’t matter. We lost the series. We played a great game. One goal decided it.
You got the lead, but ran into penalty trouble.
It’s not about the penalty. We played a great first period, don’t give them much then we make mistakes. It could be penalty, it could be turnover. You can’t say it was the penalty or not. After that, we tried to dominate them, we tried to play physical. Obviously Lundqvist was very good today and the last couple games. I don’t think anyone could put finger on someone else. We have a great team. I think we deserve a better result.
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