02-20-12 Caps Postgame Locker Room
Caps players Mike Knuble, Jeff Halpern, Jay Beagle and Alex Ovechkin address the media after a 5-0 loss against the Carolina Hurricanes.
2/20/2012 6:59 Mins
Embarrassing loss and it seems like Ovi got injured.
It’s unclear when exactly Ovechkin might have suffered an injury. Based on video replay of the contest, it may have been when Ovechkin absorbed a hip check from Carolina defenseman Tim Gleason roughly eight minutes into the second period. The hit appeared to cause some strain on Ovechkin’s left leg upon impact.
CSN Washington’s broadcast of the game caught Ovechkin bent over on the bench, his head on the boards hidden in his hands, just eight seconds after his last shift concluded. (H/T to Japers’ Rink for the screen shot) Asked after the game what was going through his mind at that point, Ovechkin didn’t share much: “Nothing, I was just like very mad about myself.”
All told, Ovechkin finished with 15:43 in ice time – his second lowest total of the season
@JapersRink: "Picture, thousand words, etc."
Just showed how desperate Ovi was, trying to do something. In other times he'd never go like this along the boards because it was very clear he could get clipped by Gleason.
-2, total ice time 15:43, 18 shifts, average 00:52, PP 03:08, even 12:35, 1 shot on goal, 3 attempts blocked, 1 missed, 3 hits
On a personal note I've lost my faith, if there was one, in Dale Hunter. The team looked totally unprepared, and that is coach's fault.