Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin Says 'Nobody Remembers Loser'

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    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin knows full well that his playoff failures are adding up.

    The two-time NHL MVP also knows what that means for the way people think about his career.

    "Nobody remember losers," the Russian wing said Tuesday. "Everybody remember only winners."

    During a 15-minute session with reporters a day after Washington's 5-0 home loss to the New York Rangers in Game 7 ended their first-round Eastern Conference series, Ovechkin avoided putting the onus on himself for his team's latest quick exit from the playoffs.

    Ovechkin's comments came on the heels of his criticism of the officiating in the series, where there was a clear disparity in penalties between the teams.

    "The refereeing … you understand it yourself. How can there be no penalties at all [on one team] during the playoffs?" Ovechkin told a reporter in Russian. "I am not saying there was a phone call from [the league], but someone just wanted Game 7. For the ratings. You know, the lockout, escrow, the league needs to make profit.

    Source: ESPN

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