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NHL: Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin Wins 2013 NHL MVP Award
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NHL: Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin Wins 2013 MVP Award

Jun 17 2013, 2:24am CDT | by

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin wins the NHL MVP Award for a third time.

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin won his third Hart Trophy, given to the NHL's MVP, on Saturday.  Ovechkin beat out the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby and the New York Islanders'...

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NHL: Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin Wins 2013 MVP Award

Jun 17 2013, 2:24am CDT | by

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin wins the NHL MVP Award for a third time.

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin won his third Hart Trophy, given to the NHL's MVP, on Saturday. 

Ovechkin beat out the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby and the New York Islanders' John Tavares, per the Huffington Post. He led the NHL with 32 goals during the lockout-shortened 48 game regular season. This marked the first time he's lead the league in scoring since 2009, when he won his second MVP award. 

He garnered 1,090 points to Crosby's 1,058 in a voting by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The 32-point margin of victory represents the closest Hart Trophy race since the Montreal Canadiens' Jose Theodore and Calgary Flames' Jerome Iginla finished in a virtual tie in 2002, per the NHL.  

Crosby, who won this year's Ted Lindsay Award from his fellow NHLPA members as the league's best player, wasn't upset over Ovechkin's victory. 

"I'm not going to get too upset over the fact that I didn't win (the Hart). I was in the mix and Alex had a great second half there and I ended up getting hurt and missing some time there and that's how it works sometime."

On his part, Ovechkin said this didn't come easy for him.

"It was kind of hard, but as everybody knows, I like challenges. It was a big challenge for me and the coaching staff, but we make it."

The Huffington Post also points out Ovechkin joins the ranks of NHL greats Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Clarke, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz as the only players to win three or more Hart Trophies. 

Katie Carrera of the Washington Post says "regardless of the coach or the system, no player's individual success is as intertwined in the ebb and flow of the Capitals as Ovechkin's." In her June 17 report, she quotes Washington general manager George McPhee as saying Ovechkin's recognition as the NHL's best player will help the team accomplish anything - even winning a Stanley Cup.

"Careers don't go in straight lines, the needle goes up and down from time to time. But I think we all recognize that when Alex is feeling this way and playing this way this organization can accomplish anything. That this team can win a Cup."

Carrera notes that in spite of all the accolades Ovechkin has earned - three Hart trophies, three Ted Lindsay Awards, three Rocket Richard Trophies (top goal scorer) an Art Ross (top point scorer) and a Calder (rookie of the year) - he has yet to lead the Capitals past the second round of the NHL playoffs.  

 

 

 
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Flames beat Capitals in OT

Nov 4 2014 9:28pm CST | Source: CBC Sports

Alex Ovechkin became the leading scorer in Capitals' history, raising his career point total to 827 with a pair of assists in Washington's 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flame ...
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Flames Beat Ovechkin and Capitals in Overtime

Nov 4 2014 9:25pm CST | Source: New York Times: Sports

Alex Ovechkin became the leading scorer in Capitals history, raising his career point total to 827 with two assists, but Sean Monahan scored a decisive goal at 4:17 ...
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Flames’ Monahan scores OT winner over Capitals

Nov 4 2014 9:06pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin became the leading scorer in Capitals’ history, raising his career point total to 827 with a pair of assists in Washington’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Sean Monahan scored the winning goal for Calgary at 4:17 of the extra period after the Flames tied it late in regulation. Washington has lost five straight since winning at Calgary on Oct. 25. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers Ga ...
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3 weeks ago

Flames’ Monahan scores OT winner over Capitals

Nov 4 2014 9:06pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — Instead of celebrating his stature as the leading scorer in Washington Capitals history, Alex Ovechkin was forced to talk about another deflating loss. Although Ovechkin raised his career point total to 827 with a pair of assists, it wasn’t enough to prevent the Capitals from absorbing their fifth consecutive defeat, 4-3 in overtime to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Sean Monahan scored the winning goal for Calgary at 4:17 of the extra p ...
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3 weeks ago

Flames’ Monahan scores OT winner over Capitals

Nov 4 2014 9:06pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — Instead of celebrating his stature as the leading scorer in Washington Capitals history, Alex Ovechkin was forced to talk about another deflating loss. Although Ovechkin raised his career point total to 827 with a pair of assists, it wasn’t enough to prevent the Capitals from absorbing their fifth consecutive defeat, 4-3 in overtime to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Sean Monahan scored the winning goal for Calgar ...
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3 weeks ago

Flames’ Monahan scores OT winner over Capitals

Nov 4 2014 9:06pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Sean Monahan scored in overtime to send the Calgary Flames to victory over the Washington Capitals 4-3 Tuesday night. Teammate Markus Granlund tied the game with just over five minutes left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin made history by becoming the Capitals’ franchise all-time points leader, earning his 826th career point with an assist in the first period, passing previous record-holder Peter Bondra. More to come. ...
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3 weeks ago

Flames’ Monahan scores OT winner over Capitals

Nov 4 2014 9:06pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin became the leading scorer in Capitals’ history, raising his career point total to 827 with a pair of assists in Washington’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Sean Monahan scored the winning goal for Calgary at 4:17 of the extra period after the Flames tied it late in regulation. Washington has lost five straight since winning at Calgary on Oct. 25. More ...
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3 weeks ago

Flames’ Monahan scores OT winner over Capitals

Nov 4 2014 9:06pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Sean Monahan scored in overtime to send the Calgary Flames to victory over the Washington Capitals 4-3 Tuesday night. Teammate Markus Granlund tied the game with just over five minutes left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin made history by becoming the Capitals’ franchise all-time points leader, earning his 826th career point with an assist in the first period, passing previous record-holder P ...
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3 weeks ago

Flames’ Monahan scores OT winner over Capitals

Nov 4 2014 9:06pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin became the leading scorer in Capitals’ history, raising his career point total to 827 with a pair of assists in Washington’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Sean Monahan scored the winning goal for Calgary at 4:17 of the extra period after the Flames tied it late in regulation. Washington has lost five straight since winning at Calgary on Oct. 25. More NHL on Sportsnet: ...
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3 weeks ago

Ovechkin becomes Capitals all-time points leader

Nov 4 2014 7:46pm CST | Source: USA Today: Sports

Alex Ovechkin becomes Washington Capitals all-time points leader with 826.         ...
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