There have been slumps when Alex Ovechkin sounded as though he didn’t know why he wasn’t scoring.
Sunday was not one of those days. The Washington Capitals’ star criticized himself for a selfish play he made in the first period of his team’s Game 1 loss to the New York Rangers, acknowledged that he needs to play smarter and said he must make better decisions with the puck in the offensive end.
Admitting you’ve got a problem is the first step, right?
Ovechkin, who has one goal and no assists the past four games, dodged criticism in the first round because the Capitals rallied to vanquish Boston in ...