I agree that Ovechkin probably doesn't make the play that you are referring to - that's true. I agree that the Caps haven't made it out of the second round - that's true. I don't agree that the two are related. I think they are true-true and unrelated. The Caps playoff failures are less of a reflection on Ovie's play than people think. If you want to argue that it's a reflection of his leadership, since he wears the "C", I think that case can be made. But he's close to a point per game playoff performer. The lack of playoff success is more attributable to the play of his teammates than the play of Ovechkin, and ....... to a lack of leadership, which Ovechkin shares a larger blame for.