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Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL’s first star of the week Monday, the first time this season the Caps captain has earned the honor.

After a slow start to the season, Ovechkin has been on a tear recently, picking up nine points in five games. The winger leads the Capitals with 16 goals in 32 games (tied for sixth in the NHL) and is second in points (31) behind Mike Ribeiro (34).

He’s also been in a pretty good mood lately, as you can see from his last several tweets.