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There's always going to be a section of Ovechkin's fan base, in and out of Washington, that'll say...

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There's always going to be a section of Ovechkin's fan base, in and out of Washington, that'll say it's not about him — it's about a supporting cast that doesn't step in the postseason. In a seven-game series, based on the history of the player and his team, that's accurate. In a Game 3, facing a dire second-round predicament against a Tampa team not giving them an inch, it's an excuse. The next 48 hours are Ovechkin's time. There's no other way to measure it.

- Greg Wyshynski on Puck Daddy
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