Once again, Ovechkin delivers in do-or-die playoff game

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Alex Ovechkin hadn't scored in three games. What a travesty.

The Washington Capitals captain and generational sniper extraordinaire was bumped to the third line ahead of Saturday's Game 5, and one would think the sky was falling in D.C. based on the ensuing fallout.

Head coach Barry Trotz made the decision to balance Washington's attack, and Ovechkin himself took the blame for a poor performance in Game 4 that dealt his club a 3-1 deficit.

In need of a win to avoid another wasted season, Ovechkin delivered an absolutely massive goal in the third period, and while many don't want to believe it for some reason, Ovi's performance in the do-or-die game is further proof he can, in fact, get it done in the playoffs.

Ovechkin now has five points in five games for the series, and 90 points in 95 career playoff contests. Pretty good numbers for someone who allegedly can't perform in the postseason.

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