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Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals Remove a ‘Skeleton in the Closet’

With 607 goals in 1,003 regular-season N.H.L. games and another 54 goals in 109 playoff games, Ovechkin, 32, has been prolific, but his accomplishments have been tempered by his team’s lackluster postseason performances. Besides the Capitals moving past the second round for the first time since 1998, this is the first time that Washington Coach…

N.H.L. Roundup: N.H.L. Playoffs: Defending Champion Penguins Pushed to Brink of Elimination

Photo Jakub Vrana jumped into the arms of Alex Ovechkin after scoring the go-ahead goal. Credit Alex Brandon/Associated Press Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal with 4 minutes 38 seconds remaining, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3, in Game 5 Saturday night to take a three-games-to-two lead…