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FILE - At left, in a Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, winds up for a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Washington. At right, in a Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. To get to their first Eastern Conference final in the past decade, Ovechkin and the Capitals will have to go through the Crosby and the Penguins, who have quite simply had their number in the playoffs. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Russia goaltender Semyon Varlamov, front, and Russia forward Alexander Ovechkin, second, lead the Russian team onto the ice for warmups before playing the USA in a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Ovechkin and other players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. The Washington Capitals superstar reiterated his intention to represent Russia next year in South Korea, calling the league’s decision not to go a “bluff.”(AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Washington. Ovechkin and other players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. Capitals superstar reiterated his intention to represent Russia next year in South Korea, calling the league’s decision not to go a “bluff.”(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) and defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) watch as a shot by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (not pictured), of Russia, scores a goal on the power play during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is congratulated by Dmitry Orlov (9), of Russia, John Carlson (74) and Matt Niskanen (2) on scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild on the power play during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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In this photo taken March 16, 2017, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, skates with the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, in Washington. Ovechkin is the first NHL player to lace up custom-painted skates, though in a sport that discourages freedom of expression he may not be much of a trendsetter. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Washington. Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel says he and national hockey federations need to know by the end of April whether the NHL will participate in Winter Olympics next year, or not. Capitals and Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin has said he plans to play in South Korea, even if he has to leave his NHL team while it is playing games. “(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates with left wing Alex Ovechkin after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, grabs Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman as they scuffle in the corner during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, celebrates with Justin Williams (14), Karl Alzner (27), Alex Ovechkin (8), also of Russia, and John Carlson (74) after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, plays against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Fans arrive to seats covered with Alex Ovechkin cutouts before an NHL hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Washington Capitals, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin will be honored during a pregame ceremony for recording his 1,000th NHL point. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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Fans arrive to seats covered with Alex Ovechkin cutouts before an NHL hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Washington Capitals, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin will be honored during a pregame ceremony for recording his 1,000th NHL point. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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Alex Ovechkin cutouts cover the seats before an NHL hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin will be honored during a pregame ceremony for recording his 1,000th NHL point. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, front, of Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, waves to the crowd from the bench after he scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, waves to the crowd from the bench after he scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin didn't wait long to hit another milestone in his illustrious career, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)