Alex Ovechkin missed Tuesday night’s game for what coach Barry Trotz told us was “personal reasons,” but on Wednesday Ovechkin confirmed that he was actually benched. So why did head coach Trotz bench Ovi? Apparently he overslept and missed the morning’s practice. The team lost 5-0 that night and definitely could have used his help on the ice.
Ovechkin is expected back on the ice for Thursday’s game against the Blackhawks.