May 14, 15:43
The head coach of the Russian national team Zhamnov: Ovechkin has a chance to win the Stanley Cup
Alexey Zhamnov noted that the leadership of the Washington Capitals should take action after the team’s elimination from the first round of the Stanley Cup
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Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals still have a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup in the coming years. This was announced to RBC Sport by the head coach of the Russian national hockey team Alexei Zhamnov.
“Of course, Sasha will still have the opportunity to compete for the Stanley Cup, life does not end there. Florida took first place for a reason. She probably doesn’t have that much playoff experience. Let’s see how the games will develop in the future. But this time in the first round in the NHL, many equal teams came together. It will be interesting to watch the further development of the playoffs. I think the club’s management should take action and think carefully about what to change in the offseason, ”said Zhamnov.
Ovechkin called the perpetrators of the departure of “Washington” from the NHL playoffs
The Washington Capitals lost at home to the Florida Panthers in the sixth game of the first round of the NHL playoffs and ended the fight for the Stanley Cup. The meeting ended with the score 4:3 in overtime.
Florida won the best-of-four series 4-2.
Washington, after winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, completed the playoffs in the first round for the fourth time in a row. The team captain is 36-year-old Alexander Ovechkin, who scored one goal and made five assists in the playoffs.
Florida is the winner of the NHL regular season. “Washington” finished fourth in the standings of the Capital Division.