Alex Ovechkin is a player with a high degree of hockey skill, but if it ever came down to a game of chance he’d be well-advised to stick to roulette.

At the wheel the tells matter not.

In the wake of the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre Monday night, Ovechkin put on a show of confidence when speaking to reporters. Or at least a degree of nonchalance in what looks an awful lot like a crisis.

"Just forget [Game 3] and move forward," said Ovechkin. "Obviously, we’re losing the series but it’s not over yet. We should win this game, but we made a couple of mistakes with a couple of unlucky bounces. But that’s the game. You move forward."