Just about everyone has an opinion on how Alex Ovechkin can improve his play. One voice worth paying attention to though, is the guy who knows Ovi better that almost anyone else: Bruce Boudreau, his coach for a better part of five years. On Saturday, Boudreau, now the bench boss of the Anaheim Ducks and a playoff analyst for CBC, finally offered his thoughts during HNIC’s coverage of the Caps/Bruins game.

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Here’s how the Caps celebrated Nicky Backstroms ECQF2OTGWG. Follow us past the jump for a massive GIF.

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Photo credit: Charles Krupa

2:56 into the second overtime of Game 2, Marcus Johansson created a turnover in the Bruins’ offensive zone and hit up fellow Swede Nicklas Backstrom with a pass. Backstrom knew what to do with it.

Backy skated the puck to the slot, snapped a shot through Andrew Ference, and beat Tim Thomas over his shoulder. Caps win 2-1!

Video is below the jump.

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Photo credit: Charles Krupa

After Thursday’s disappointing overtime loss to the Boston Bruins, Dale Hunter’s Washington Capitals redoubled their efforts. The result: another excruciatingly tight hockey game at TD Garden, but with a heluva lot more offense.

Troy Brouwer crashed the net to score to the game’s first goal after 38 scoreless minutes. Halfway through the third, Benoit Pouliot tied the game with a backhand off a loose puck in the slot.

And the overtime. Nothing. OT2 ended in a blink… as Nick Backstrom beat Thomas over the shoulder. Caps beat Bruins 2-1 (OT).

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