If he could bring this type of effort at least every other game I would agree with you, but he can't, or won't.
except thats not how it works with him. he hits a vein of god mode and runs off 10 straight games where he is better than gretzky. then he loses it and then he gets frustrated and then he coasts for 6 or 8 games. then he hits another vein and gets his confidence back.
One more period to go. I like the hits in this game. Ovechkin has some good ones and Laich had a good hit in the 2nd. Orlov continues to impress me. I agree that Orlov is getting good experience with this game.