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Alexander Ovechkin shows off his unibrow during a 2006 SI photo shoot. (Howard Schatz/SI)

GALLERY: The Ovechkin-Crosby Rivalry

Alexander Ovechkin shows off his unibrow during a 2006 SI photo shoot. (Howard Schatz/SI)
GALLERY: The Ovechkin-Crosby Rivalry

Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby pose together during a Sept. 2006 SI photo shoot in New York City. (Michael O’Neill/SI)

GALLERY: The Crosby-Ovechkin Rivalry

Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby pose together during a Sept. 2006 SI photo shoot in New York City. (Michael O’Neill/SI)
GALLERY: The Crosby-Ovechkin Rivalry

It’s Halloween, and with no NHL season in sight, Alexander Ovechkin will easily be able to slip into his alter-ego, The Faun from Pam’s Labyrinth. (Getty Images)

GALLERY: Hockey Fright Night

It’s Halloween, and with no NHL season in sight, Alexander Ovechkin will easily be able to slip into his alter-ego, The Faun from Pam’s Labyrinth. (Getty Images)
GALLERY: Hockey Fright Night

It’s been quite a few days for Adam Oates. The longtime center was named new coach of the Capitals as well as a member of the NHL’s latest Hall of Fame class. Oates, who was never drafted, recorded 341 goals and 1,079 assists in 19 NHL seasons. (David E. Klutho/SI, Lou Capozzola/SI, Andre Pichette/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2012
HACKEL: Hiring Oates a great move for Caps

It’s been quite a few days for Adam Oates. The longtime center was named new coach of the Capitals as well as a member of the NHL’s latest Hall of Fame class. Oates, who was never drafted, recorded 341 goals and 1,079 assists in 19 NHL seasons. (David E. Klutho/SI, Lou Capozzola/SI, Andre Pichette/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2012HACKEL: Hiring Oates a great move for Caps

Before Alexander Ovechkin celebrates Mother’s Day with his lovely mom Tatiana, he must play a Game 7 against the Rangers. SI’s Darien Eliot wonders how much more the teams have to give after a grueling six games. (Simon Bruty/SI)

ELIOT: Will Rangers and Capitals have anything more to give? 
GALLERY: The NHL’s Most Colorful Characters

Before Alexander Ovechkin celebrates Mother’s Day with his lovely mom Tatiana, he must play a Game 7 against the Rangers. SI’s Darien Eliot wonders how much more the teams have to give after a grueling six games. (Simon Bruty/SI)
ELIOT: Will Rangers and Capitals have anything more to give? GALLERY: The NHL’s Most Colorful Characters

Rangers players celebrate after their triple-overtime 2-1 victory over the Capitals last night. The victory gave New York a 2-1 series lead. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

DATER: Rangers perservere in triple overtime for victory
HACKEL: Hunter-Ovechkin truce is on thin ice at best

Rangers players celebrate after their triple-overtime 2-1 victory over the Capitals last night. The victory gave New York a 2-1 series lead. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
DATER: Rangers perservere in triple overtime for victoryHACKEL: Hunter-Ovechkin truce is on thin ice at best

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save against the Bruins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Holtby made 44 saves on the night as Washington prevailed 2-1 to even the series at 2-2. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

DATER: Capitals thrive as Bruins take night off
VIDEO: Watch Game 4 highlights of Caps-Bruins

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save against the Bruins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Holtby made 44 saves on the night as Washington prevailed 2-1 to even the series at 2-2. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
DATER: Capitals thrive as Bruins take night offVIDEO: Watch Game 4 highlights of Caps-Bruins

A glass pane falls out onto Bruins center David Krejci as Bruins players and fans celebrate their 1-0 victory in overtime against the Capitals in Game 1 of Stanley Cup first-round playoff series. Krejci wasn’t seriously hurt in the accident. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

GALLERY: Wacky NHL Playoff Fans
MUIR: Holtby has kept Caps in series

A glass pane falls out onto Bruins center David Krejci as Bruins players and fans celebrate their 1-0 victory in overtime against the Capitals in Game 1 of Stanley Cup first-round playoff series. Krejci wasn’t seriously hurt in the accident. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
GALLERY: Wacky NHL Playoff FansMUIR: Holtby has kept Caps in series

Alex Ovechkin dons a hat and sunglasses during the 2009 All-Star Skills Competition. Ovechkin declined to participate in the All-Star festivities after being suspended three games by the league for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh’s Zbynek Micahalek. (Lou Capozzola/SI)

HACKEL: Ovechkin dims his own star by skipping all-star game

Alex Ovechkin dons a hat and sunglasses during the 2009 All-Star Skills Competition. Ovechkin declined to participate in the All-Star festivities after being suspended three games by the league for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh’s Zbynek Micahalek. (Lou Capozzola/SI)
HACKEL: Ovechkin dims his own star by skipping all-star game

Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby are the two biggest stars in hockey, but with one slumping and the other ailing, the league is short on star power. SI’s Michael Farber discusses the lack of superstars and spectacular teams in the NHL. (Michael O’Neill/SI)

FARBER: NHL lacking big star power and spectacular teams
GALLERY: The Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin rivalry

Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby are the two biggest stars in hockey, but with one slumping and the other ailing, the league is short on star power. SI’s Michael Farber discusses the lack of superstars and spectacular teams in the NHL. (Michael O’Neill/SI)
FARBER: NHL lacking big star power and spectacular teamsGALLERY: The Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin rivalry

Alex Ovechkin is excited today. The Capitals star had been benched by coach Bruce Boudreau earlier this season but Washington fired the colorful coach in an effort to boost the team’s poor play. (Reuters/Jim Young)

FARBER: Don’t expect Ovechkin to rip Dale Hunter
HACKEL: Boudreau paid for the Caps’ failure to adjust

Alex Ovechkin is excited today. The Capitals star had been benched by coach Bruce Boudreau earlier this season but Washington fired the colorful coach in an effort to boost the team’s poor play. (Reuters/Jim Young)
FARBER: Don’t expect Ovechkin to rip Dale HunterHACKEL: Boudreau paid for the Caps’ failure to adjust