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|With the conclusion Eddie Lacy Authentic Jersey of the NHL regular season Sunday, http://www.re-visto.com/tom-brady-jersey-c-1_33.html Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin officially secured his seventh career Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s goal-scoring leader.
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Ovechkin, 32, is the oldest player to lead the league in goal scoring since Phil Esposito, then 33, led the NHL in goals in 1974-75.
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“He’s had an outstanding year,” Caps General Manager Brian MacLellan said before the regular-season finale. “He played at a high level for most of the year, probably carried our team in the beginning of the year — or http://www.authenticeaglessale.com/48-wes-hopkins-jersey-c-1_23.html he did carry our team the beginning of the year. I think he’s evolved to where he’s scoring goals differently, some more tips, http://www.officialbruinssale.com/gerry-cheevers-jersey-c-1_5.html screens, rebounds…His use of fake shots, making plays, drawing goalies, drawing defense. Five-on-five his production is outstanding this year.”