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Throughout his career, Alex Ovechkin has been a prolific goal scorer.
He has reached the 50-goal plateau four times in seven full seasons, while reaching the 60-goal plateau once. Ovechkin's elite goal-scoring made him a superstar.
But during the last two seasons, Ovechkin scored a total of 70 goals. That performance knocked him from the ranks of the league's superstars.
And if he continues his play this season, Ovechkin won't regain his superstar status any time soon. Through 10 games, Ovie had scored only 0.20 goals per game this season. That's a far cry from leading the NHL in that statistic for three consecutive seasons, from 2007-10.
It seems like a lifetime ago.