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Dater’s Daily: Ovechkin chews out own goalie after OT gaffe



Make a mistake in overtime to cost your team a playoff game? Alexander Ovechkin might just want a word with you, on national television.

Ovechkin chewed out teammate Ilya Samsonov for his misplay of a puck that led to Craig Smith’s overtime goal that gave the Boston Bruins a 2-1 series lead over the Washington Capitals. Ovechkin also took out his frustration on his poor stick. According to one Russian journalist, Ovechkin was yelling “Don’t sleep, bitch” in his native tongue to his countryman.

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