Since hitting his low point in Philadelphia at the end of February, Alex Ovechkin has been unstoppable. But why?
More than six years have passed since the Montreal Canadiens traded Mike Ribeiro to the Dallas Stars, yet, thanks largely to NHL scheduling quirks, Ribeiro has returned to his hometown as a visiting player only once.
Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson have been the wind beneath Alex Ovechkin's wings.
Ovechkin is now tied for the NHL lead in goals with 25. He has 21 points in his last 12 games, scoring in all but one and has silenced his detractors.