As he skated through the post-game handshake line following the Capitals’ brutally physical seven-game victory over the New York Islanders, Alex Ovechkin heard words of encouragement from Islander
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Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has played in seven Game Sevens in his nine-year career with the Capitals and has been on the losing side of the handshake line five times.
Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals have made a habit of playing in Game Sevens. They have not, however, made a habit of winning them.