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Alex Ovechkin scores Capitals game-winner (video)

View Photo Gallery: Capitals defeat Rangers 3-2 in Game 2 to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at a game apiece.

Alex Ovechkin’s ice time in Game 2 is the main conversation this morning. But he did score the game-winner in the Capitals’ 3-2 win against the Rangers, and it makes for pleasant viewing for Caps fans.

So why isn’t Ovechkin seeing more time on the ice? Well, Mike Wise tackles t he elephant in the Caps locker room. But first make time to watch the video of Ovi’s game-winner (below).

Here’s how Wise described the moment:

“When he unleashed that game-winning wrist rocket from the point Monday night, Alex Ovechkin was battling a variety of forces. There were the rugged Rangers players who skated with him, the rabid Rangers fans, who counted down before each “Ovi (rhymes with Pucks!)” chant and, yes, his greatest neutralizer of all this postseason: Dale Hunter.”

Check out his full column on Ovechkin’s standing with the Caps.

Keep up with the latest Washington Capitals news with the Post

— Story: Ovi sees little minutes, but comes up big

— Wise: Alex Ovechkin is the elephant in the room

— It was also another big night for the fourth line, which is fourth in name only writes Tarik El-Bashir.

— Interactive: Game 2 shot chart.



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