Alex Ovechkin, on being moved to second line

After a four-game scoring drought for Alex Ovechkin, Adam Oates moved Ovi to the second line during practice on Wednesday. He’s now skating with Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr, and the Caps star is taking it in stride.

“It’s just a situation where he wants to try different things,” said Ovechkin, via Comcast SportsNet. “It’s half the season gone and me and [Nicklas Backstrom] can play together anytime if something happens. He wants to try different lines and I think it’s gonna work.”

Katie Carrera has more on the move over at Caps Insider.

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

Bradley Beal, on the Wizards trying and failing to break .500: “We tried not to focus too much on it, but it’s kind of hard because it’s going to be the first time in a long time for us. It’s a great opportunity in front of us. We continue to get there, and we just lay an egg the next game. We need to continue to do better, and when we get back to .500, even, give ourselves that push to get over that hump.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY

John Wall wasn’t playing around with his postgame shoes last night.

 

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT

This John Wall spin move, tho.

 

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

Hurricanes at Caps, 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.

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