ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Alex Ovechkin is back to being Alexander the Great, the player who leads the NHL in goals and carries his team to division titles.
There is a difference now. Ovechkin is playing right wing instead of left wing, something head coach Adam Oates suggested during his job interview with Capitals general manager George McPhee.
At first, Ovechkin was not a huge fan of the move. He says he's happy he came around to the idea, adding, ``I'm glad it worked.''
By scoring 22 times in the last 21 regular-season games, Ovechkin ended up with a league-best 32 goals for his third Maurice ``Rocket'' Richard Trophy and first since 2009.
Ovechkin and the Capitals open a first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers on Thursday in Washington.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Oilers vs. Ducks Game 1 Pick Will the Anaheim Ducksstay perfect in the NHL Playoffswhen they host the Edmonton Oilers...
Thumbnail Wild vs. Blues Game 1 Pick The second round of the NHL Playoffs begin today when the St. Louis Blues host the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of their series...
Thumbnail Updated Stanley Cup Odds The Stanley Cup Playoffs are down to their final eight teams. Here is an updated look at the odds to claim the Cup as we enter the...
Thumbnail Leafs vs. Capitals Game 6 Pick Will the Washington Capitals put the Toronto Maple Leafs away for good when the two meet in Game 6 today at...
Thumbnail Senators vs. Bruins Game 6 Pick Can the Boston Bruins force a Game 7 with the Ottawa Senators when the two meet today for Game 6 at 3PM ET?

NHL Team Pages