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Ovechkin: "You have to suck it up"

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The numbers don’t lie. At the end of the first period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, star winger Alex Ovechkin had played a grand total of 3 minutes, 33 seconds. Seven forwards saw more ice time than a player who not long ago won two Hart Trophies. Is this real life? Jay Beagle – and improving player and a nice story – skated 7:21 in the first period alone. It was a career-low...

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