Please it really comes down to being able to get in the right spots to play like this....
No, it really comes from him putting in effort and moving his feet instead of standing still and waiting for the puck while he watches his teammates get out numbered in puck battles. Stop being such a fanboy.
See how he's playing tonight? He's paid to play like that every night. He doesnt. He could if he wanted but he doesnt. That's the problem. And it's a big one.
Except there's no difference from 80-90% of his games other than him getting an easy goal early and buffalo being flat as a result. If he didn't get that early goal he'd be crapped on for his play right now as opposed to simply for being Alex Ovechkin.
I'm sure it'll all be back after Buffalo scores an Ovechkin-inspired bank off the ass goal