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2011-12 - 35 - *0.47*

* Projection based on first 16 games


Alex Ovechkin has seven goals in 15 games, a hotter pace than last year but nothing close to previous seasons. And how he’s scoring them isn’t the same, either

Goal No. 1: Oct. 13 at Penguins

Standing still between the circles, Ovechkin redirects Mike Green’s slap shot into the top of the net behind Brent Johnson. Play continues, and it takes review to determine it went in.

Goal No. 2: Oct. 20 at Flyers

Ovechkin slides away from defenseman Andrej Meszaros on the weak side of the crease. Nicklas Backstrom’s stuff attempt misses goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and hits Ovechkin, who hits a wide-open net.

Goal No. 3: Oct. 20 at Flyers (power play)

Ovechkin slides out to the high slot, finding space near Max Talbot. Nicklas Backstrom finds him there with a quick pass, and it appears Ovechkin’s shot hits Talbot’s stick and flutters in.

Goal No. 4: Oct. 29 at Canucks

Ovechkin is streaking toward the net as Nicklas Backstrom gets the puck there. Ovechkin keeps crashing toward Roberto Luongo and the puck takes an odd bounce up over the goalie and in.

Goal No. 5: Oct. 29 at Canucks (power play)

With Troy Brouwer keeping one penalty-killer busy, Ovechkin finds space in the right circle. Nicklas Backstrom sees the opening and fires the pass. Ovechkin one-times it past Roberto Luongo.

Goal No. 6: Nov. 5 at Islanders

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