Pucking the trends: No-vechkin and swine flu issues

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on November 4, 2009 — No Comments

This week at Covers.com, Ari looks at the Ovechkin injury, H1N1 in the dressing room, Tampa’s shootout woes and more.


The Washington Capitals announced that Alex Ovechkin is week-to-week with an upper-body strain.

According to Washington Times writer Corey Masisak, the Capitals don’t usually place the “week-to-week” label on a player unless the injury is serious. Washington coach Bruce Boudreau hopes Ovechkin won’t miss more than two weeks.

Boudreau has indicated that Washington will have to play a more defensive game in Ovechkin’s absence.

“A goal a game he scores, so we got to play better defense and cannot allow four or five goals a game.”

In three games without Ovechkin last year the Caps were 1-2, averaging only 1.67 goals per game.

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