Washington Capitals v New York Rangers

Alex Ovechkin has been on a tear of late, scoring a goal in his last five games, and racking up nine points over that span. The NHL recently took notice, and named him their first star of the week. When asked about it, he came out with this gem:

“I just try to do my best. Right now I’m scoring goals and I’m the king of the world. And a couple weeks ago I was almost in the toilet. So maybe you just forget to flush me.”

If you recall, some in the media had, indeed, flushed him (*cough*Milbury*cough*).

The Capitals have three straight wins, and suddenly sit two points out of a playoff spot. If Ovechkin can continue producing even half as much as he has over the past handful of games, don’t be surprised to see the Caps keep climbing.

“It feel normal. Like long time. It feels like kind of excited.

Sometimes it’s just lucky shot, sometimes it’s lucky bounce. Linemates have to do very good job to find me. They did and I just have to put puck in the net.”

Ah yes, so simple. Love that these quotes are written verbatim.