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20:41  17 april  2018
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Ovechkin wins 7th 'Rocket' Richard Trophy with 49-goal season

  Ovechkin wins 7th 'Rocket' Richard Trophy with 49-goal season Clear some space in Alex Ovechkin's trophy case. The Washington Capitals captain capped the 2017-18 campaign by winning the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's top goal-scorer on the back of a 49-goal season.This marks the seventh time Ovechkin has won the award, and the fifth time in the past six seasons. He first earned the honor in 2007-08.Ovechkin's 49 goals represent the lowest output he's needed to win the trophy save for the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, when he netted 32 goals in 48 games.

Don't buy Alex Ovechkin 's bogus Vladimir Putin hedge. Islanders' bright future tied to one outcome. “I just said we ’ re going to New York and finish up the series, so that’s what I mean,” Ovechkin said Tuesday, via the Washington Post.

The Washington Capitals fell just short of tying Game 6 against the New York Rangers in a frenetic Washington captain Alex Ovechkin practically guaranteed a victory in Game 7. Emboldened by the "The character in this group is way too high. We ' re going to play our game and we ' re going to come

The Washington Capitals might find themselves buried in a menacing 2-0 hole against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but Alexander Ovechkin isn't sweating it.

In fact, on Tuesday, Ovi reiterated that he expects to head back to D.C. for Game 5 with the series all square - a bold statement given the tough task currently in front of his Capitals.

a man standing in front of a crowd © Rob Carr / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Sure, Games 1 and 2 were settled in overtime and realistically could have gone either way. But there is no sugarcoating how tough it is for a team to rebound from back-to-back losses on home ice - especially given Washington's history of losing when it matters most.

However, if there's one player on the Capitals' roster who's earned the right to make a bold statement or two, it's Ovechkin, as he's the most likely to put his money where his mouth is once the puck is dropped.

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​Sidney Crosby has faced the Washington Capitals three times in the playoffs. Still, Crosby sounded like a cautious investor on Tuesday when asked if Pittsburgh has a mental advantage over rival Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals heading into yet another post-season showdown in the Eastern Conference semifinals starting later this week.


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