Last week Eric Fehr spent time during practice working at the left point on the power play. He laughed it off, saying he was just filling in at Kettler for Alex Ovechkin.
But there he was in Ottawa and Montreal, manning that spot on the top unit alongside Dennis Wideman. The power play went 0-for-7 in those two games.
It’s not all Fehr’s fault, but it doesn’t appear he’ll be back in that spot anytime soon.
“I got a game and a half I think, and by the end of the last game I was back up front,” Fehr said Tuesday. “I don’t think that’s gonna be happening again.”
Fehr said last week that he had never been on the point on the power play. He and Wideman could certainly be considered a liability defensively if a team broke out short-handed, and it didn’t seem like Fehr was comfortable firing from the outside.
“It was different. It’s not something I’m used to,” Fehr said. “I don’t think it worked out quite as well as we had hoped.”
Look for Ovechkin back in his old spot.