Ovi's already in mid-season form

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By 106.7 The Fan

After the summer he's had, no one would blame Alex Ovechkin for being a little rusty.

He and the Capitals won the franchise's first Stanley Cup, Ovechkin earning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, and the celebrations seemed like they'd never come to an end. Additionally, Ovechkin and his wife Nastya welcomed their first child, Sergei, in August
But despite the insanity of the past few months, Ovechkin showed once again why he's one of the best to ever grace NHL ice Friday night during a preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Caps' no. 8 scoring twice. 

Ovi centering pass + deflection = --#8 puts the #Caps on the board #CapsCanes #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/WMWnyhObJH

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 28, 2018

Siegs -> Kuzy -> Willy -> Ovi on the doorstep -> TIE GAME#CapsCanes #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/Tsq352RHp3

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 29, 2018

#Caps tie it at 3-3...Good hard shot from Tom Wilson and Alex Ovechkin is there to clean it up.. 2nd of the night, 3rd of the preseason. #OviMachineNeverBreaks

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) September 29, 2018

The Caps could not pull out a win, Carolina triumphing in overtime 5-4, but preseason results don't carry too much weight. The point is to prepare for the meaningful games to come, and on this evidence, Ovechkin's plenty ready to begin the campaign to go "back to back".

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