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Video: Ovechkin talks Olympic disappointment, Caps changes

Washington Capitals v Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 25: Alex Ovechkin #8 the Washington Capitals sits on the bench while his team plays against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 25, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

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The 2013-14 season was pretty brutal for Alex Ovechkin.

As the brightest star representing Russia with home-ice advantage in the 2014 Winter Olympics, Ovechkin’s group experienced crushing disappointment by failing to even nab a medal. His NHL season was ugly in its own right: the Washington Capitals failed to make the playoffs and cleaned out its front office.

So far, the Barry Trotz experiment has been pretty successful. The Capitals are 4-2-2 while holding opponents to 19 goals in eight games.

Still, Ovechkin’s in a slump right now as well, which is probably another reason why he notes that he needs to get better: