Alex Ovechkin is Back on Twitter!

Alex Ovechkin's photo of Phil Kessel at the All-Star Fantasy Draft

Remember this? Ovi’s All-Star Fantasy Draft photo of Phil Kessel netted over 11,000 hits in two hours.

Yes, the rumors are true! After 25 long months, the Great Eight has decided to start tweeting again. Why? Who cares. Just make sure to give one of the coolest players in hockey a follow here, @ him, and try to hit him up for some free Caps tix like Chad Ochocinco just did. (Someone please help make that happen, ASAP.)

If you’re really, really excited and just absolutely cannot contain yourself, please feel free to abuse our comments section below.

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Since every Alex Ovechkin commercial deserves an Emmy, here is Ovi’s follow-up to his first Reebok ZigTech commercial.

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Overtime = OV Time: Caps Shock Islanders, 2-1 (OT)

It feels so good! Alex Ovechkin's OTGWG Against the Islanders

Your new desktop background. Click to enlarge. (Photo credit: Greg Fiume)

The new-look Washington Capitals featuring Jason Arnott, Marco Sturm and Dennis Wideman took to the ice Tuesday night. After 61 minutes and 55 seconds of hockey, they had done exactly what the old team did only three days ago: came from behind and squeaked out a win against the New York Islanders, though it certainly it wasn’t how they originally expected to do it.

The Capitals controlled play early on, outshooting the Islanders 10-1 midway through first frame. Washington had a numerous quality chances in the period but Nathan Lawson — who came into the game with a record of 1-4-1 and a GAA of 4.56 — shut the door, and the game was scoreless after one period of play.

The second stanza was even more lopsided than the first for the Caps in terms of shots on goal — but not on the scoreboard. Just after the 10 minute mark of the period, the Islanders’ Matt Moulson finally netted the game’s first tally, scoring on a two-on-one odd man rush. But that would be all Washington netminder Michal Neuvirth would allow as he became impenetrable for the rest of the contest.

The third period looked grim for Caps fans as nothing seemed to be able to get past Lawson — that is, until the final minute of play. With just 48 seconds remaining and Neuvirth pulled, new Cap Arnott delivered a perfect pass to Brooks Laich in the crease. He chipped in the puck and just Laich that (See what I did there? It’s awful, I know.) we had ourselves a whole new ballgame.

In overtime, well, this happened:

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