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During training camp, Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates told the media that he would “absolutely” use Alex Ovechkin on the penalty kill. Well Saturday night, Oates stayed true to his promise, putting the Capitals captain out on the ice during the last 40 seconds of Tampa Bay’s first power play of the night.

Ovechkin used the time wisely, destroying Tampa Bay rookie Cory Conacher with a huge open ice hit after the former AHL MVP tried to maneuver around him.

Video is below the jump.

Maybe this Ovechkin PK experiment might work after all.

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  • Bryant Thomas

    I couldn’t believe they didn’t do a replay. That hit was massive.

  • http://twitter.com/priscillamay1 Priscilla Villanueva

    Kid had quite an eventful night. First NHL goal and an up close and personal greeting from Ovi. Stuff dreams are made off.

  • http://twitter.com/joonas6 Joonas Ahola

    That was beautiful. By the way I’m probably late on this, but did Caps change their socks for this season?