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Capitals followers of a certain age no doubt remember Bobby Carpenter, the Sports Illustrated cover boy who came to the Caps with the third overall pick in the 1981 entry draft. His daughter Alex scored twice for Team USA on Monday.
The NHL's top goal-scorer and reigning MVP joined the Russian team for its first full practice Monday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, where the men's hockey final will wrap up the Sochi Games next weekend.
David Poile earned a chance to be general manager of the U.S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey.
A few hours after Alex Ovechkin awoke on the NHL's chartered luxury jet Monday, he was among the first Russians on the Olympic ice for practice.
Canada's quest is to win Olympic gold in hockey again.
The Russians are resting Pavel Datsyuk, hoping he'll be healthy enough to play in their Sochi Games opener.
While five of their teammates compete at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the rest of the Capitals will spend 10 days resting, recovering and preparing for what should be a fierce fight for a Stanley Cup playoff spot.
When the puck drops at the Sochi Games, friends will become foes.
Thanks to the biggest goal of Julien Brouillette's life, the Capitals head into the Olympic break one point out of the playoffs.