From Russia, With Game

Twenty-year-old Alexander Ovechkin, a left winger for the Washington Capitals, was the top overall pick in the 2004 entry draft. The Russian native says he is living his dream by playing in the NHL. While adjusting to life in the United States and learning English, his aggressive style and regular scoring have attracted national media attention.

Interviews with:
Shyanne Thompson, 17, a Caps Fan from Germantown, Md.
Michael Livingston, 42, a Caps Fan from Germantown, Md.
Stephen Cockerham, 52, a Caps Fan from Reston, Va.

Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals left wing
Glen Hanlon, Washington Capitals head coach
Mikhail Ovechkin, Alexander Ovechkin's father

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