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To say that Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green excel on the power play would be an understatement.
Alex Ovechkin has scored 339 career goals in his seven-year career and 111 have come on the power play, or 33 percent of his total goals.
Mike Green has benefited even more from the man advantage during his career. In seven years in the NHL, Green has 82 total goals and 44 of them, a staggering 54 percent, have come on the power play.
But last season, Ovechkin scored 13 power play goals, which is tied for the second lowest total in his career. Mike Green has been injured for most of the last two seasons, but between the two campaigns, he has played 81 games, roughly equal to one full season. In that time span, Mike Green has totaled only eight power play goals, which would equal his lowest total since 2007-08.
With the hiring of Adam Oates and the return of a healthy Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green can return to their dominance on the power play. And this will in turn power the Washington Capitals to new levels of success.