"We made lots of mistakes and it costs us goals and we didn't use our chances," said Ovechkin, who was stopped twice by Lundqvist on point-blank shots.
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"It was an important goal for us," Ovechkin said afterwards. "It was kind of a good shot ... I just try to shoot the puck and go change [lines]."
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