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Ovechkin busts scoring slump against Stars

I know everyone was insanely concerned, but Alex Ovechkin’s scoring drought has come to an end. A power play goal against the Dallas Stars tonight has #8 back on the scoreboard and Capitals fans everywhere can breathe easy knowing he is still able to put the puck in the net.

The good news about this six-game scoreless streak is that it showed how the Capitals don’t have to rely on Ovechkin for offense. They’ve gone 3-1-2 since he had last scored a goal, but those losses weren’t for lack of offense; they scored 13 goals in the three games. The Capitals are much more than Ovechkin now, with players up and down the roster with top scoring ability.

Ovechkin wasn’t scoring because of a lack of chances, and it was just a matter of time before he got another goal. At least the drought showed just how dangerous this team can be, and now we can all start writing about and wondering when Ovechkin would score his next goal. It was going to happen eventually.