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.