Alex Ovechkin says the series isn’t over yet: ‘Obviously, we know we all have to play better. It starts with me.’
Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin scored twice at even strength — marking the eighth multi-goal playoff game of his career — and had six shots, four hits, and one blocked shot in the team’s 5-2 Game Two loss to the New York Islanders. Despite the Russian machine’s herculean effort, the Capitals now trail the Islanders 2-0 in their first-round series. Only 14 percent of NHL teams who lose the first two games of a best-of-seven series come back and win.
After the game, a frustrated Ovechkin shared the blame with his teammates and said the team knows what to do to get back into the series.