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The Noon Countdown: Ovi-Time

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Counting down the days to the 2015-16 season with a look at the captain's proficiency in sudden death

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15 - Number of days remaining until the 2015-16 season. But it's also...

...the number of regular-season overtime goals scored by Alex Ovechkin over the course of his career, which is the best mark in franchise history (and seven better than the next guy on the list, Mike Gartner). That's the third-highest total among all active players, trailing only Patrik Elias (16) and Jaromir Jagr - and is tied for third in NHL history with Mats Sundin and Sergei Fedorov - all before appearing in his 800th game.

And while he didn't have any overtime winners last season, there's a good chance that the switch to three on three gives him a great opportunity to get at least one or two this year... and continue his climb up the ladder.