Baloo, I love you like a brother
Ovechkin's productivity in the playoffs is 35% less against the Rangers than any other team. Dude is a good sniper, just doesn't show up against the Rangers. He never does, I don't know if it's the Rangers style of play or if Hank just has his #.
Ovechkin has played in 51 career playoff games and has 30 goals. He's been great against other teams. He's averaged 5 shots a game and 0.7 goals per game against teams NOT named the Rangers. That's awesome!
Against the Rangers he's still averaged 5 shots a game, so he's getting the opportunities, however the opportunities just aren't as good. He's only averaging 0.42 goals per game. That's not very Ovechkin like!
Against other teams he averages 14% shooting percentage. Unreal! Against the Rangers? 9%. Still pretty good, but not very Ovie like.
Sure he's as good as anyone the Rangers have, but he barely gets into the defensive zone. and is a cherry picker. He'll have another meltdown, borrow Brad Richards invisibility suit and not be seen again.
Can't wait for Thursday for my boys to back me up. Otherwise bookmark my post so you can shove it in my face later.