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“Score goals and win game.” It’s what Ovechkin does best.

Alex Ovechkin sealed the Washington Capitals second win of the season in overtime last night at home vs the Senators. With the attack forming from the back, Ovechkin took the puck on the right side of the red line and drilled a shot five-hole past the Senators goalie with just 30 seconds left before the game would have gone to a shootout.

The goal is Ovechkin’s eighth overtime goal in his career. See all of them at SB Nation DC.

Quotes from Bruce Boudreau, Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green after the jump!

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For the Caps fans: An Ovechkin top 10? An Ovechkin top 10.

In the minds of Capitals fans, there is no better player in the world than their own Alex Ovechkin. Other outside of the district often beg to differ, but with a highlight reel like Ovie’s, it’s hard to deny him the crown. Obviously the playoffs flameout puts a damper on the discussion, but if you just watch the #1 and #2 goals on this list you’ll become a believer.

He’s a man who plays with reckless abandon and loves to score goals no matter what. His creativity with the puck is astounding and something Caps fans hope to have playing at the Verizon Center for years to come.

[via Alexander Ovetjkin]

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“Welcome to DC, John Wall” video is all kinds of awkward.

Just to put this out on the table, the John Wall dance is one of the dumbest things dances I’ve ever seen. No one looks cool doing it, not even Mr. Wall himself. With that being said, I’m glad John Wall was drafted by the Wizards and so are a lot of other people. I guess that’s why they put the above video together.

This video, though, is all kinds of awkwardness. You’ve got a bunch of random people and area athletes doing the dance on video, which usually adds up to exactly what we got in this video: weirdness.

Which is why I posted the video and took screen grabs throughout it. .gif’s would obviously be able to show the awkwardness better, but this is what I’ve got, so no complaining. Special appearances from Stephen Strasburg, Ryan Zimmerman, Donovan McNabb, Adam Dunn, Ted Leonsis and Alex Ovechkin!

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Capitals look to Russia again in NHL Entry Draft.

Capitals bag another goofy Russian.

If it wasn’t already apparent the Washington Capitals love to draft talented and goofy Russians in the NHL Entry Draft, it is now. With the 26th overall pick, the Capitals selected Evgeny Kuznetsov, a pick General Manager George McPhee said was “unanimous” once the time came.

Kuznetsov is still under contract for Chelyabinsk of the KHL, though McPhee said he may get the chance to play as early as next year for the Capitals. McPhee had been scouting Kuznetsov since the world junior championships and considered trading up as high as 10 picks to take the Russian. Kuznetsov compares his game to that of fellow countryman Evgeni Malkin while others have compared him to the Capital’s own Alexander Semin.

The Capitals already boast three Russian first-round picks on the roster and in a few years, the 18-year-old center could be the fourth. While other teams look to amateur league ranks and prospects from Canada, McPhee has picked from a pool of Russian players other GMs shy away from.

“People are concerned about signing and drafting Russian players, but we just feel that what we’re doing in Ovechkin that he’ll play in Washington,” McPhee said. “We can do some things that other teams are afraid to do.”

The Russian influence has been undeniable for the Capitals, especially with Alex Ovechkin, Semyon Varlamoz and Semin playing great hockey in the district. The pipeline to talented young Russian players is wide open and McPhee has done a great job to facilitate their development to the top level of play in the Verizon Center.

The question is, why would any Russian prospect not want to play in the district?

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DMV Sports: Link time!

Drew Storen relieved Stephen Strasburg with the bases loaded vs the Indians yesterday and got out of the inning without letting any runners score. Those are two great players and it’s good to see what they’re both capable of. [Nationals Journal]

The best DC sports blog, Mr Irrelevant celebrated their 2,000 post; 1,000 followers; 10,000 coments; and 4 million page views. Congrats, guys! [Mr Irrelevant]

This animated Ovechkin video is… well, it’s just plain weird. [Japers Rink]

Charles Mann says he would do more with the team than what Albert Haynesworth is doing if he was making one million dollars, not 100 million. [DC Sports Bog]

Vinny Cerrato is going to the Hall of Fame… the Albert Lea High School Hall of Fame. [Hogs Haven]

Mike Prada of SB Nation DC writes about what the real issue is in renaming the Wizards. [SB Nation DC]

Video above: New Redskins draftee Terrance Austin has an awesome highlight reel from his time at UCLA. We’ll have more on him in our Redskins coverage. [Redskins Blog]

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