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The Noon Number: Ovi's Slice of the Pie

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A look at the heavy - but not wholly unfamiliar - burden The Captain is carrying

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29.9 - Percentage of Capitals goals this year which have been scored by Alex Ovechkin, the highest share of the team's goals that Ovechkin has had in his career. A year-by-year breakdown:

Season Ovechkin Goals Capitals Goals Percentage
2005-06 52 230 22.6%
2006-07 46 234 19.7%
2007-08 65 238 27.3%
2008-09 56 268 20.9%
2009-10 50 313 16.0%
2010-11 32 219 14.6%
2011-12 38 218 17.4%
2012-13 32 146 21.9%
2013-14 20 67 29.9%

For you more visual types, it looks like this:

Ovechkin_shares

And, of course, the punchline here is that over the last three games, Ovechkin has been the only Cap to light the lamp. All of this is why this guy is a perennial Hart Trophy candidate (and three-time winner).