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Alex Ovechkin takes home ESPY for Best Male Athlete

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Alex Ovechkin takes home ESPY for Best Male Athlete

Alexander Ovechkin's offseason continues to be one for the books. 

Just a week removed from celebrating with the Stanley Cup in Moscow, Ovechkin was named Best Male Athlete Wednesday night at the 2018 ESPYs. 

The 32-year-old is the first NHL player to win the award since it was first introduced in 1993. 

"The Great Eight" beat out Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros, James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. 

Ovechkin was not in Los Angeles to accept the award.

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Capitals vs. Canadiens: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, how to watch

Capitals vs. Canadiens: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, how to watch

The last time the Capitals faced the Canadiens, Montreal rode a four-goal second period en route to a 5-2 win that snapped a 13-point streak that Washington had enjoyed for over a month.

With a three-game point streak built up heading into play Monday, the Capitals will once again be hoping to preserve a run of excellence.

Here's everything you need to know before puck drop.

CAPITALS vs. CANADIENS: HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens

Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec

When: Thursday, January 27, 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: The Capitals-Canadiens game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Devils game on NBC Sports Washington live stream page.

Radio: Caps Radio 24/7

CAPITALS-CANADIENS TV SCHEDULE:

6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live

6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live

7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Devils

9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live

10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live

CAPITALS-CANADIENS INJURY REPORT:

Capitals: None

Canadiens: Joel Teasdale (knee/OUT), Paul Byron (knee/day-to-day), Jonathan Drouin (wrist/day-to-day)

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Will Ovechkin catch Gretzky? NHL stars weigh in

Will Ovechkin catch Gretzky? NHL stars weigh in

ST. LOUIS -- What was once thought to be an unbreakable record, Alex Ovechkin's pursuit of Wayne Gretzky's goal record was a big topic of conversation at All-Star Media Day on Thursday. With Ovechkin just eight goals shy of 700 for his career and, at 34 years old and showing no signs of slowing down, it is looking more and more possible that he will be able to push for Gretzky's record of 894.

Ovechkin still has 202 goals to get there, but at the very least his quest now seems possible. That in itself is an achievement.

But will Ovechkin ultimately get there? I asked some of the biggest stars in the game for their take. Here is what they said:

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie: "I think he has a good chance to. I mean, you look at the pace he's at now, I think it's going to come down to what he wants to do, how long he wants to play. But if he keeps working and stays at the pace he's at, you can look at the numbers, I think he can do it."

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews: "I think if anybody's going to do it, it's obviously him. He's obviously been around for a while, I've been watching him since I was a kid. He's an amazing player and I think when it's all said and done he could probably break that record. I think it'd be pretty sweet to see."

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak: "You never know with Ovi, right? He could do that. I don't know. My guess would be probably not, but he definitely going to hit 800 I would say."

Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano: "I think he has a chance. I think everyone halfway through his career would've said no, he's going to tail off at some point, but he hasn't stopped so he has a chance for sure."

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi: "I think so, yeah. I don't think he's slowing down and then he's going to get a lot more years and he's going to score a lot more goals."

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon: "I don't know. I'm hopeful. We'll leave it at that."

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy: "I think health-wise will determine that. If he can stay healthy to at least 38, 39, 40, I don't see why he won't at least push up against it."

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