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Is Ovie a winner? We're about to find out

Updated: April 19, 2009, 10:18 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Va. -- And there went No. 8 in the red Capitals jersey Sunday morning, skating end-to-end through the other team and going in alone before being thwarted by the netminder.

It was not Alex Ovechkin; it was a 10-year-old playing in a squirts game an hour before the NHL team's optional practice took place in the same suburban rink. But the image was hard to ignore. Same number, same team name, same result.

These are indeed frustrating times for Mr. Ovechkin ...

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