Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils Thursday night at Verizon Center.
Through eight games Alex Ovechkin ranks 81st in the NHL in goals [two], 251st in assists [one], 183rd in points [three], 550th in plus minus [minus-3], eighth in shots  and 259th in shooting
Since the day he was hired to coach the Capitals last June, Adam Oates has watched hours upon hours of film on Alex Ovechkin.
There has been a constant drumbeat since the NHL locked out its players on Sept. 15 and it may be one the Capitals and their fans would rather not hear.
For the next two weeks CSNWashington.com will continue our team-by-team look at the three divisions in the Eastern Conference.