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Video- Eight Times Alex Ovechkin Has Hit 50 Goals In A Season

via the YouTube page of Sportsnet,

Alex Ovechkin became just the 3rd player in NHL history to record 50 goals in 8 separate seasons. Take a look back at all 8 of those 50th goals.

 

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Video- 50 For Alex Ovechkin

He also scored #51 shortly thereafter.

 

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Video- Tom Wilson vs. Erik Cernak

Big boy fight.

 

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Afternoon Line- Evgeny Kuznetsov

 

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President Trump Welcomes The Washington Capitals

added 3:57pm,

 

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Andrei Vasilevskiy Stars In Tampa’s OT Win Over Washington

from Diana C. Nearhos of the Tampa Bay Times,

The way Steven Stamkos sees it, the entire Lightning team owes Andrei Vasilevskiy a hug.

That’s what he told Pierre McGuire on the NBCSN broadcast immediately following Wednesday’s win over the Capitals, the second over Washington in a week.

The overtime game featured nine goals, traded leads, scrums and a fight, but Tampa Bay owes this win to Vasilevskiy.

He was called sensational (Stamkos), unbelievable (Victor Hedman) and exceptional (Jon Cooper).

“It’s pretty safe to say who our MVP was tonight,” Cooper said after the 5-4 overtime win.

Vasilevskiy saw 58 shots (“Shame on us for giving up so many chances,” Cooper said). He saved 54 of them, for a career high and franchise record.

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Below, catch the extended game highlights.

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The Washington Capitals Will Visit The White House On Monday

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

The Washington Capitals will join President Trump on Monday to celebrate their 2018 Stanley Cup victory at the White House, according to a team spokesman. The visit will come nearly 10 months after the team won its first championship in franchise history, and the event is expected to be more low-key than some in the past, though plans are still being finalized.

...Russian captain Alex Ovechkin confirmed that he will attend after the team’s 4-1 win at the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

“We just found out today, so I don’t know what to say," he said. “I’m just excited. It’s nice.”

Said Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom: “It will be fun. It’s exciting, I think, and every time you get an invitation from the president and being at the White House, it’s going to be a great experience. ... I feel like it’s always up to whoever wants to go, but we got the invitation, and it’s been a tradition, I think, for many years. We’re not going to mix politics with sports. It’s because we won last year; that’s why we’re there. Yeah, it’ll be a cool experience, I think.”

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Video- Was Holtby Worried About A Collision With Crosby?

You decide.

 

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Braden Holtby’s Story

from Braden Holtby at The Players' Tribune,

I probably saved 10 million shots off that wall as Patrick Roy. Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, everything on the line. In our little unfinished basement in the middle of nowhere.

For some reason, I always believed I was going to play goalie in the NHL. Like, really believed. You couldn’t tell me any different. And it made no sense, really. My dad didn’t even want me to play in net. He had been a goalie growing up, so he knew what a thankless position it can be. He always tried to convince me to play forward. But my minor hockey team was made of up of basically any kid who could conceivably stand up on skates in a 40-mile radius. We were so bad that I felt like if I played in net at least that’s where all the action was gonna be.

Man, we would get peppered.

We’d lose 12–1.

18–2.

22–4.

And Patrick Roy was my hero, right? What did Roy do when he got scored on? He went nuts.

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Video- Good Shootout Goal

Alex Ovechkin awarded a shootout goal, but it took some time.

Capitals win.

 

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