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'New year and new hockey': Alex Ovechkin not sweating six-game goal drought

Jan 01, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Alex Ovechkin almost sounded disappointed after he had skated more than 25 minutes against the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 15, finishing with a goal and the game-winning shootout strike. "You can't score every night," he said then, an amusing statement at the time because he had just scored his seventh goal in three games and was on a six-game goal streak. But as steady a goal scorer as Ovechkin has been in his 14-season career, even he knows it can come in waves and then fall flat. Perhaps that nigh...