In an apparent effort to jumpstart Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin, Coach Dale Hunter reunited the struggling wingers on a line with center Nicklas Backstrom. Hunter, however, would not say whether they'll play together when the Capitals face Ottawa at Scotiabank Place on Wednesday. Ovechkin has one goal in his past 12 games and eight total, putting him on pace for a career-low 25. Semin, who missed the past two games with a minor shoulder injury, has five goals in 23 games. Backstrom, meantime, has been the Capitals' best forward this season with nine goals and 18 assists, which is tied for sixth most in the NHL.
Ovechkin, Backstrom and Semin reunited on Capitals' top line in practice
Washington Post | Dec 7