Ovechkin goes full conspiracy theory after Capitals get bounced from playoffs

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin took exception with the way the officials handled his team’s seven-game playoff series with New York — a series that ended Monday with the Rangers capturing Game 7.

“The refereeing … you understand it yourself. How can there be no penalties at all (on one team) during the playoffs?” Ovechkin said in Russian (the interview was translated by Slava Malamud, a longtime writer who has covered Ovechkin). “I am not saying there was a phone call from (the league), but someone just wanted Game 7. For the ratings. You know, the lockout, escrow, the league needs to make profit. …

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