The Gazette’s Pat Hickey writes that Alex Kovalev is on pace for a 30-goal season, something he has not done since the 2002-03 season, but the talented Russian isn’t happy with the way he is scoring.
Of his 12 goals, eight have come on the power play and that worries Kovalev.
"You always think that way every year, (that you can) get over 30 goals, but it’s difficult these days when you’re not producing much 5-on-5," said Kovalev. "That’s one reason why I’m not happy. I mean, I’m happy I’ve scored 12 goals, but I’m not happy because most of them came on the power play."
"I’d be more happy if we produced more 5-on-5 and played a more complete game," Kovalev said.
Read Hickey’s complete article here.