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Alex Ovechkin wrestles Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the ice by his head

Alex Ovechkin wrestles Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the ice by his head

Frustration is starting to boil over for the Caps in Ottawa.

Down 3-0 in the second period to the Senators, Alex Ovechkin had had enough. After taking a slash from Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ovechkin wheeled around and grabbed him right by the head and wrestled him down to the ice.

You can watch it in the video above.

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There’s something to be said about a leader trying to fire up his team, which Ovechkin may well have been trying to do. But players will always look to agitate superstar players like Ovechkin to try and draw a penalty.

Both players were assessed matching minors for roughing and that’s a trade the Senators will take every day of the week.

The Senators had fun with the moment soon after.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

The Caps looked to be in real trouble after blowing leads and losing in overtime in both Game 1 and Game 2.

After two straight wins, however, Washington is in control against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the series returns to Washington, D.C. for Game 5. 

On the latest eipisode of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what changed for the Capitals between Game 2 and 3, as well as resetting their series predictions.

And as always, they answer several viewer questions.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page

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Burakovsky will miss the first round, but Caps won't rule him out for remainder of the playoffs

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Burakovsky will miss the first round, but Caps won't rule him out for remainder of the playoffs

Andre Burakovsky will be sidelined for the remainder of Washington's first-round series vs. Columbus, but he isn’t necessarily out for the remainder of the playoffs, Coach Barry Trotz said on Friday.

Burakovsky suffered an undisclosed upper-body injury in the Capitals' Game 2 overtime loss and has not been on the ice since.

Trotz said the 23-year-old top-six winger needs “minor” surgery.

That procedure, however, will not preclude Burakovsky from returning to the Caps’ lineup in subsequent rounds, should Washington advance.

“That's why I said minor surgery,” Trotz added, asked if Burky might return at a later date.

This latest surgery is the second for Burakovsky this season. In late October, he had a procedure to repair a broken left thumb and missed the next 20 games.

Since his departure in Game 2, Jakub Vrana and Chandler Stephenson have taken turns replacing Burakovsky on the second line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie.

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