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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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John Carlson's autograph the finishing touch to a Capitals fan's tattoo sleeve

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John Carlson's autograph the finishing touch to a Capitals fan's tattoo sleeve

It's been a long time in the making, but a local Washington fan finally put the finishing touches on his Capitals-themed tattoo sleeve on Thursday.

Maryland-based fan Leah Carey posted a picture of her father's tattooed arm on Twitter, showing off the finished product.

John Carlson is credited with the final assist, as his signature was the last thing Carey's father needed to complete the tattoo collection. He finally got the signaure when Carlson took the time to autograph his arm after a recent practice. Carey then got it tattooed the following day.

In addition to Carlson's autograph, the sleeve includes various Caps' logos over the years, including their Stanley Cup championship crest.

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With Devante Smith-Pelly back in the Caps lineup, we look back at his four goals in NBC Sports Washington's Top 20 goals from the Caps' Cup run

With Devante Smith-Pelly back in the Caps lineup, we look back at his four goals in NBC Sports Washington's Top 20 goals from the Caps' Cup run

With Devante Smith-Pelly back with the Capitals following an injury to T.J. Oshie in Game 4, Washington is hoping that DSP will be able to perform similarly to how he did during last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. With seven goals last postseason, including one in the Stanley Cup-clinching game, Smith-Pelly was a vital part of the Capitals' success.

Before he takes the ice in Game 5 on Saturday night, let's revisit some of those goals that made NBC Sports Washington's Top 20 goals from the 2018 Stanley Cup run.

17. Devante Smith-Pelly's Game 4 goal vs. Vegas

Devante Smith-Pelly scored in the first period against the Golden Knights to put the Caps up 3-0 early and secure an eventual 6-3 win for a 3-1 series lead.

14. Smith-Pelly strikes in Game 6 against Columbus

Devante Smith-Pelly's series-clinching tally in Game 6 helped Washington advance to the second round of the 2018 postseason.

13. Smith-Pelly grows the lead in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

Devante Smith-Pelly proved to be pretty clutch. He capitalized on a Golden Knights turnover to toss the puck top shelf over Fleury in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

4. Devante Smith-Pelly's game-tying goal in Game 5 against Vegas

About halfway through the third with the Caps down 3-2 in Game 5 of the Cup Final, Devante Smith-Pelly put the puck past Marc-Andre Fleury while falling to tie things up against Vegas.

Enjoyed that little trip to the past? Check out the full Top 20 here.

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