Washington coach Barry Trotz said Alex Ovechkin did not play one of his best games Saturday night, even though Ovechkin once again came through when the Capitals needed him.
Ovechkin had a goal in regulation and scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift Washington to a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
"That's what [Ovechkin] has done here for a long time — big goals at big times," Trotz said. "When you needed him to step up, he does. That's what stars do, and he's a star. There's no question, he's a golden star."
The biggest play came in that sudden-death round during the...