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The Washington Capitals have a tradition. Whenever any player scores a milestone goal, the players who assisted will pose together with the puck. This explains the belly laugh-inducing photo of the Sashas and Jason Arnott from a few years ago.

On Thursday night, Alex Ovechkin cheesed for the camera after scoring his franchise-leading 473rd goal and to his right was… Braden Holtby? That can’t be right.

Okay, I’m checking the box score and yes, this is correct. Let’s see just how this happened.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores on Carey Price Again (GIF)

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If there ever was any doubt on who should win the MVP this year, that discussion is now closed. Alex Ovechkin scored a second goal on Carey Price. (See his first here.) This time it came on a perfectly placed rebound, low to the ice.

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Alex Ovechkin is the Washington Capitals’ all-time goal-scoring leader.

With a power-play snipe to beat Carey Price in the second period of Thursday’s Canadiens game, Alex Ovechkin scored his 473rd goal as a Capital, finally passing the great Peter Bondra.

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Because we know you guys like breaking news like this, here’s Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin revealing what instrument he wishes he could play.

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Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season on Tuesday night. That milestone naturally gave reporters the opportunity to reflect on exactly how great the Capitals captain has been.

Speaking with Michael Jenkins, CSN Washington’s Jill Sorenson (follow her on Twitter here) said it was Ovechkin’s durability over the last nine seasons that has impressed her most.

Basically, Russian machine never breaks.

Check this out.

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin hit another milestone on Tuesday. The Russian machine scored his 50th goal– an accomplishment he’s reached six times time in his career. There are only two players in NHL history who have done it more: Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy, both with nine. So tonight is special– even if right now it feels like meh, just another goal from the Ovi.

Mike Green said it best:

“Every year it’s getting harder and harder,” Ovechkin said after the game. Yet even at age 29 (when he should have already slowed down), he’s still putting up huge numbers.

Let’s enjoy this moment.

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Caps Fans Chant M-V-P for Alex Ovechkin (Video)

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After Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal on Tuesday night, Caps fans serenaded him with a booming chant of M-V-P.

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Fifty goals for Alex Ovechkin.

With a simple wrist shot from the slot, Alex Ovechkin has tied Peter Bondra for the franchise lead in goals, hit the 50-goal mark for the 6th time, and given his Capitals a two-goal lead.

MVP.

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This happened about three months ago, but I just came across it on Instagram and had to share it. It’s a photo of Alex Ovechkin waving to tiny Caps fan EJ during practice.

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Alex Ovechkin is now one goal away from 50. Late on a second-period power play, Ovechkin received a beautiful cross-ice saucer pass from Nicklas Backstrom, just outside the left circle.

Ovechkin wound up and fired into Joel Ward‘s screen. The puck appears to deflect off Dan Boyle‘s skate, through Cam Talbot‘s five-hole, and into the net.

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