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03-20-2012, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Bure View Post
Does anyone have a stat on Ovis minute per point production compared to previous years.
No stat, but just saw this from CSN and thought it was interesting.

From Russia, with love: Count Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk among Alex Ovechkin’s biggest fans. Before the Caps’ 5-3 win over the Red Wings, Datsyuk was asked about Ovi’s rather ordinary season, at least by his standards.

“More people are wanting from him more and more and more,” said Datsyuk who waited long after the game to say hello to his countryman. “If he cannot score a 50-goal season they say, ‘Oh, he’s not good anymore,’ and that’s not (true).

“Lots of different players see him score lots of goals every season and be jealous of him and now they pay more attention to him. It’s making him better for next years.”

Ovechkin scored a pair of power-play goals in the win over Detroit and now has 32 goals and 56 points in 69 games. He has five goals in his last four games and six goals and one assist in his last seven, lifting the Caps to a 5-2-0 mark in that span.

Ovechkin is on pace for 36 goals and 63 points, which would give him four more goals and 22 fewer points than last season.

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