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Prediction recap: Alex Ovechkin did not keep anyone waiting

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It wasn't 7-1, but Washington dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins again on Wednesday in what was an historic night for Alex Ovechkin.

Here's a recap of the three bold predictions.

1. Pittsburgh will lead Washington by at least five shots on goal and 10 shot attempts after the first period - Close, but WRONG ... I guess

I considered giving this one to me or at least counting it as a push because of how close I was, but I figured none of the readers or colleagues would have any sympathy for me...vultures. It didn't feel like it because of Ovechkin's early (epic) goal, but Pittsburgh largely controlled the play in the first period. The Penguins outshot Washington 28-16 in total shot attempts...and 13-9 in shots on goal. Yes, I was off by one solitary shot on goal. 

RELATED: OVECHKIN NETS NO. 1,000 IN GRAND FASHION

2. Sidney Crosby will score a goal - WRONG

No argument on this one. Crosby has not scored in either of his meetings with the Caps this season (he did not play in the season opener) and he now has been held without a goal for three straight games for only the second time all season.

3. Alex Ovechkin will get point No. 1,000 - Very CORRECT

 

It took Ovechkin just 35 seconds to get point No. 1,000 out of the way. As I wrote in yesterday's predictions, I don't think he really felt any pressure to get to 1,000. He was just enjoying the ride and Ovechkin is really at his best when he's having fun.

2017 Results: Although I should count this as two correct, I guess I will have to settle for two wrong and the moral victory of knowing I actually got prediction No. 1 right.

Correct: 4
Wrong: 14
Push: 0

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