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Concerns Rise As Alex Ovechkin Has Reached An All Time Low

Published December 15, 2023 at 4:27 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     

Concerns Emerge for Ovechkin Amid Current Struggles



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While things in Washington could be worse, Alex Ovechkin's production is worrying some people, as he's only 67 goals behind Wayne Gretzky's mark.

Ovi hasn't scored in his past 11 games, a bigger slump than what we're used to.


In 26 games this season, he has scored only five goals and is on pace to score only 16.

One of the major factors in this regression is that the power play doesn't produce.

Ovi's made a living on the PP, and now, he registers a personal all-time low shooting percentage.

Ovechkin Hits Personal All-Time Low



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Pierre LeBrun from The Athletic shared in a recent paper that Ovechkin's shooting percentage is at 5.6, which is a career low for him.

"Ovechkin is shooting 5.6 percent right now, a career low. The only time he's previously been in single digits was 2010-11 when he shot 8.7 percent for a (full-season) career low of 32 goals in 79 games. He was at 14.3 percent last season, 15.0 the season before, and is at 12.8 for his career. Some positive regression is owed here one would think." - Pierre LeBrun


Ovi still leads the Capitals in points, but this only highlights the team's need for a better offense.

Also, the team's not doing badly, with a 14-8-4 record, sitting at the 5th spot in the Metro Division, with a few games in hand on their division rivals.

Even if Ovi's slowed down a little, the team's still successful, and he brings a lot to the locker room.

Also, historically, whenever he has had slumps, he always came out stronger and produced even more after. If he does it again, he could very well reach Gretzky before the end of his current contract, in 2026.

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