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What slump?

Sunday, 01.30.2011 / 4:36 PM

By Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor / All-Star Game live blog

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What slump?
Alex Ovechkin is not having the best season of his career and the struggles have been evident as he has been more subdued than normal this weekend.

But the Capitals superstar doesn't struggle in All-Star Games.

In his first three appearances, he had 4 goals. It took him just 52 seconds to find the back of the net Sunday for Team Staal. Ovechkin's goal was a bit lucky as his centering pass bounced off Team Lidstrom defender Duncan Keith and skittered past Marc-Andre Fleury.

"He has not failed ever," Emerick said.

Team Staal got two more goals in the first four minutes to take a 3-0 lead. Team Staal goalie Cam Ward is mic'd for the Versus coverage and he admitted that he felt a little bad for his counterpart at the other end, who is not having the start he envisioned.


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We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff