Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, who missed games because of an upper-body injury, is “good to go” for playoffs

Washington CapitalsStar Alex OvechkinTuesday night, the Stanley Cup playoffs will begin against the opponent. Florida Panthers.

Peter Laviolette, coach, said that Alex would play tonight. “To be completely honest, I haven’t noticed any difference. He was a full participant. He wasn't kept out of anything, and he competed at full go.

“He's ready to go.”

Ovechkin, 36 years old, was unable to play in the last three games due to an upper-body injury he suffered after tripping over the stick. Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Erik KallgrenApril 24, and smashing into the boards using his left shoulder.

Injuries have caused him to miss 27 games in his NHL career, but he has never missed a playoff game.

Ovechkin died earlier in the season. Jaromir Jagr(766) for the third place on the career goals. He scored 50 goals this seasonFor the ninth time in his NHL career, Ovechkin tied Wayne Gretzky's and Mike Bossy's NHL records. Ovechkin's 780 career goals are more than Gordie Howe (801) or Gretzky (894).

This report included information from The Associated Press.

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