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Backstrom Named First Star

"[Nicklas] Backstrom led all scorers with nine points (four goals, five assists), helping the Capitals (18-5-6) rise to first place in the Eastern Conference standings with three consecutive...

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Ovechkin Named First Star of the Week

"[Alex] Ovechkin took the early lead in the NHL scoring race with consecutive three-point performances and a cumulative +4 rating as the Capitals opened the regular season with victories over the...

Awards Show Viewing Party

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It's no secret that winning the Stanely Cup isn't easy, and if you were drafted by the Washington Capitals, it's been nearly impossible... so far.

"[Alex] Ovechkin has been named the best player in the NHL in a vote of his Russian peers, a vote...

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"[Alex] Ovechkin has been named the best player in the NHL in a vote of his Russian peers, a vote of his NHL peers (the Sporting News Player of the Year), a vote of NHL journalists (USA Today panel), The Hockey News and by Phil Esposito (the NHL Home Ice Espo Award). "Any doubt who takes home the big prizes at the NHL Awards Show next week?"

- Welcome to the Show

In a poll of 292 players, Alex Ovechkin became the first back-to-back winner [of Sporting News'...

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In a poll of 292 players, Alex Ovechkin became the first back-to-back winner [of Sporting News' player of the year award] since Pittsburgh's Jaromir Jagr (1999-2000). The top three: 1. Alex Ovechkin, Capitals 147 2. Evgeni Malkin, Penguins 65 3. Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings 23

- Sporting News
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Ovechkin, Countrymen Hart Trophy Finalists

"Will Washington Capitals left winger Alexander Ovechkin, the top goal scorer in the NHL again this season, repeat as the winner of the Hart Trophy? Or will the title of most valuable player go to...

Nabokov on Ovechkin

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Evgeni Nabokov talks about Alex Ovechkin, his Hart Trophy candidacy and his 50th goal celebration.

"The only defenceman for the Washington Capitals is [Mike] Green and and he should win the Norris...

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"The only defenceman for the Washington Capitals is [Mike] Green and and he should win the Norris because he has no help on the blueline. Milan Jurcina is the second highest scoring defenceman on the Capitals with 14 points and the Bruins gave him away. Tom Poti is the third highest scoring defenceman with 13 points. Green is +24 on a team without a goaltender."

- TSN.ca's Keith Jones (h/t Peerless)

Pick 'Em: Norris or Hart?

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Which player would you more want to see winning an NHL Award: Ovechkin taking the Hart, or Green winning the Norris?

"Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is piling up the points but doesn't seem to be piling up...

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"Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is piling up the points but doesn't seem to be piling up support in the Hart Trophy race. "In USA TODAY's latest NHL Power Rankings vote, Malkin is ranked No. 2 to the Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin for MVP, even though he has a 10-point lead in the scoring race. ... "In USA TODAY balloting, Ovechkin received 10 of 11 first-place votes. The New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise got the other."

- Kevin Allen, USA Today
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