Russian striker “Washington Capitals” Alexander Ovechkin said that in order to get into the NHL playoffs, the team should have been more confident in the beginning of the season.
"The season is over, there's nothing to be done. During the year, I always say: every point is important. It is necessary to score as many points as possible at the start so as not to find ourselves in the same position that we found ourselves in two months ago," he said in an interview NHL press office.
Washington will not play in the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2014.