Andre Burakovsky admits he’s too hard on himself. He’s hired a sports psychologist to get past his mental struggles.
Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky has zero points in six postseason games and has looked like a shell of himself from last season.
Over the last two years, Burakovsky has broken both of his hands. After suffering an upper-body injury against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round, the Swedish winger missed ten postseason games. He returned in the Eastern Conference Final, but has not found much success.
Burakovsky was a healthy scratch for Game Five, but will return for Game Six – the Caps’ first elimination game of the 2018 playoffs.
“I’m feeling 100 percent trust from the coaches,” Burakovsky said.
But Burakovsky is not feeling that same trust and confidence in himself.