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Boston radio hosts tape Alex Ovechkin's face to Stanley Cup, joke it's closest he'll get

Boston radio hosts tape Alex Ovechkin's face to Stanley Cup, joke it's closest he'll get

Alex Ovechkin now has something in common with Boston sports teams: Nothing he does is good enough for the noise-makers on sports talk radio. 

On Friday, the Stanley Cup was in Boston to promote the NHL playoffs and stopped by the Toucher and Rich radio show. While in studio, host Rich Shertenlieb decided it would be cute if he cut out a picture of Ovechkin's face and taped it onto the Cup. 

He joked it was the closest the Caps star would ever get to the trophy. Such wit!

Here's video of the moment from the simulcast on CSN New England. 

The Presidents Trophy-winning Capitals are in Boston this afternoon for a matinee game against the Bruins. With the playoffs less than a week away, a sixth sense for snark probably told Toucher and Rich the time was right to lob bombs at Ovi. 

And why not? 

He only has two different sections of his Wikipedia page dedicated to all the records he's broken, both for the NHL and the Capitals. 

He's only the greatest Russian goal-scorer in NHL history. And the only player to win the Art Ross Trophy, Rocket Richard Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award and Hart Memorial Trophy. And the only one to win them all in a single season. 

Of course it's true that Ovechkin has never bagged the Stanley Cup. But it's also true that he's never spent a full year obsessing over Tom Brady's deflated balls, so who's the real winner here? 

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Ovechkin scores 700, but Caps still fall in New Jersey

Ovechkin scores 700, but Caps still fall in New Jersey

Alex Ovechkin's historical tally was not enough on Saturday as the Capitals fell 3-2 to the New Jersey Devils. Washington has now lost six of its last seven games as the team continues to skid.

Here is how the Caps lost.

No goals on two early power plays

For a Caps team in desperate need of getting right, they had two golden opportunities to take control against a weak team shedding all of its best players. Tom Wilson drew a roughing call from Connor Carrick at 2:36 and less than a minute after the power play expired, Travis Zajac put Washington right back on the power play with a high-stick to Michal Kempny.

Despite two early opportunities, the Caps did not score a goal and failed to build any offensive momentum at all.

A misplay by Eller

Richard Panik was hooked in the offensive zone and lost the puck, but Dmitry Orlov picked it up and passed to Lars Eller. Eller attempted a soft backhand pass to Carl Hagelin that was picked off by Damon Severson. At that moment, Jesper Bratt bolted down the ice and Severson delivered the pass to send him on the breakaway which Bratt scored after faking a shot to freeze Ilya Samsonov and deking around him.

Todd Reirden was displeased after the goal and benched Eller and Michal Kempny for the remainder of the first period.

Jensen loses his man

Defending against a New Jersey power play, Nick Jensen had to deal with Wayne Simmonds, who parked himself next to the net. That's where Simmonds likes to work and he is very effective there.

Nikita Gusev delivered a pass to the front of the net, but Jensen, anticipating the shot, went down to a knee. He remained there when Bratt tried to redirect the puck on net. The redirect was weak and from the high slot, an easy save for Samsonov had it gotten to him. Instead, it deflected off of Jensen and right to Simmonds who buried the puck.

Third-period penalties

New Jersey gave Washington two power plays to work with in the third period in a tie game. The Caps did not score on either and then returned the favor by giving up two power plays of their own. Evgeny Kuznetsov was called for hooking and Michal Kempny was caught slashing Kyle Palmieri just 71 seconds later.

Damon Severson scored with 1:59 remaining in the game to give New Jersey the 3-2 lead.

Net-front pressure

Washington fired 34 shots on goal for the game so you may be tempted to think a hot goalie stoned them. That's not what happened. Washington did not get nearly enough pressure in front of the net and fired far too many shots from too high in the zone to effectively challenge New Jersey netminder Mackenzie Blackwood.

When Tom Wilson parked himself in front of Blackwood on a power play in the second period, the Caps scored. There was not nearly enough of that on Saturday.

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Nastya Ovechkin celebrates Alex's 700th goal on Instagram

Nastya Ovechkin celebrates Alex's 700th goal on Instagram

On Saturday, Alex Ovechkin tallied his 700th career goal in the NHL to tie the Devils in the third period. Ovi's wife Nastya quickly took to social media to celebrate amongst fans.

Ovechkin is the eighth player in league history to reach this milestone and second-youngest to do so. 

Goal No. 700 started with a behind-the-net feed from Evgeny Kuznetsov, a fellow Russian and one of Ovechkin's closest teammates.

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