Alex Ovechkin felt ‘100 percent’ after skating 19 minutes against the Bruins: ‘I don’t feel any soreness’
The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins played what amounted to a meaningless game on Tuesday. Neither team could improve their position in the standings and both teams were already locked into a first-round matchup against each other in the postseason. The Bruins scratched 16 veterans and iced a bunch of players from their AHL team while the Capitals used the game as a tuneup for the playoffs.
The Caps wound up winning 2-1 via a buzzer beater by Michael Raffl, but the most important storyline coming out of the game was Alex Ovechkin’s return from a lower-body injury.
Ovechkin, who had missed seven of the last eight games, skated 19 minutes against Boston. Afterward in the Zoom Room, he dished on where he’s at physically.