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Ovechkin finished with six shots on net, five blocked and one miss. He was a minus-1 but probably deserved to be a minus-2. In self-evaluating, Ovechkin took responsibility for not scoring.

“A couple chances in the third, [power-play] chances,” he said. “In that kind of position … we have to — I have to — score that kind of goals to give team a jump.”

Unable to do that, Ovechkin drew the ire of Milbury. But he managed to brush it off.

“Well it’s his point,” Ovechkin said. “I don’t listen to those guys; I don’t listen to nobody right now, so they can talk whatever they want, to be honest with you.”