Ovechkin unhappy, but still supportive
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP)
However, Ovechkin says he also understands why coach Bruce Boudreau did it.
Boudreau sent out another line — without Ovechkin — after pulling the goalie with a one-goal deficit in Tuesday night's game. The Capitals tied the score in the final minute of the third period, then won it in overtime.
Boudreau says he was playing a hunch and that it's part of a season-long theme of making everyone more accountable.
Ovechkin says he hasn't been left on the bench in such a crucial situation since he was a ''little kid.'' But he says the other players deserved to be out there because they were playing well.