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Ovechkin excited for bronze

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Ovechkin excited for bronze

Some athletes and fans have a fixation on gold, but not tennis super-fan Alex Ovechkin. After his girlfriend Maria Kirilenko and her doubles partner Nadia Petrova medaled Sunday afternoon, the Caps captain took to Twitter to share his bronze fever with the world.

Maria!!!! Nadia!!! Medals!! and Me!! Hahahaah! twitter.comovi8status23 Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) August 5, 2012

Thats my prize for Olympic games...we going back to Moscow. We gonna have a gr8 time there!!!hhaahah!!bronzeeeeee twitter.comovi8status23 Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) August 5, 2012

As you can tell from the excessive use of exclamation points and bonus vowels (not even sure what to make of four close parentheses), Ovi was plenty thrilled about his lady friend's new hardware.

Yes!!!! Maria win Olympic bronze medal !!! We take to Moscow and make party!! Hahaha)))) Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) August 5, 2012

we going home!mi edem domoy!!!!hahaha twitter.comovi8status23 Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) August 5, 2012

Ain't no party like a Moscow party...apparently)))).

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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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