Friday, April 18, 2008

This isn't the first time...

The past few days, you couldn't swing a dead cat without a review of the play of Alex Ovechkin that suggested (without using the word) that he's been a flop in his maiden playoff appearance.

To refresh one's memory, Ovechkin is 1-4-5, -3, in four games thus far (we'll leave out that he's also been credited with 26 hits in four games, which might be more hits than the Nats have so far this season).

But let's go back to another player, in another time. He, too, struggled in his maiden NHL playoff appearance...

...three games, two goals, one assist, no wins (although two games in the three-game sweep were settled in overtime).

The player?...Wayne Gretzky

The opponent?...The Philadelphia Flyers

4 comments:

JP said...

Cups won thereafter -

Gretzky: four
Flyers: zippy

Caps Dreamer said...

That post made me smile and so did JP's comment!

Jimmy Jazz said...

I think Mario only had 5 points in his first series as well. That's what CSN said, anyway.

The Peerless said...

They'd have been wrong about that one...Lemieux didn't participate in a playoff until his fifth year in the league, and he went 12-7-19, -1 in 11 games.