5 Changes That Alex Ovechkin Needs to Make to His Game

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5 Changes That Alex Ovechkin Needs to Make to His Game
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The Washington Capitals have struggled to begin the 2013 NHL season. The same could be said for their captain, Alex Ovechkin.

Washington has only nine of a possible 26 points and currently sits last in both the Southeast Division and Eastern Conference.

Through 13 games, Ovechkin has five goals and 10 points. He is currently tied for second on the Capitals in both goals and points. Furthermore, Ovechkin is well behind the league-leading pace set by Buffalo's Thomas Vanek, who currently has 11 goals and 23 points.

Alex Ovechkin needs to change a few things about his game, and fast. First of all, he needs to score more goals. To do so, he should become a more accurate shooter and perhaps change his approach on the ice. And what about his leadership? He is the captain after all.

Here are five changes that Ovechkin needs to make to his game.

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