Individual Playoff Surprises & Disappointments – Eastern Conference

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Washington Capitals – Alex Ovechkin

May 13, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) and Capitals center Mike Ribeiro (9) sit on the bench during a stoppage in play against the New York Rangers in the second period in game seven of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into the playoffs on a roll that resulted in him winning the Hart Trophy despite being a passenger for more than the first month of the season, more was expected of the Great 8 than the two points he put up in 7 games against the Rangers.  The series was so close that one good game from Ovechkin at the right time could have made the difference, but it was not to be seen.