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Video: Ovechkin whiffs at one end, Nugent-Hopkins scores at the other


James OBrien

It hasn’t been a great night for Alex Ovechkin, at least through two periods against the Edmonton Oilers.

Here’s some evidence: Ovechkin, who is, as we’ve all seen, very capable of ripping the puck, whiffed on a wrist shot in the Edmonton zone, leading to a turnover and fast break up the ice for Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

With speed down the right wing, Nugent-Hopkins beat Washington’s goalie Braden Holtby with a nice wrist shot of his own. The goal tied the game at two goals apiece. The Oilers took a 3-2 lead into the second intermission.

Ovechkin, well, he went two full periods without a shot on goal.

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