Ovechkin Says Critics Can 'Close Their Mouths'

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Ovechkin Says Critics Can 'Close Their Mouths'
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The “MVP” chants began late in the second period when Alex Ovechkin set up Nicklas Backstrom for a go-ahead goal. They resurfaced, this time louder and stronger, in the final minute of the game when Ovechkin blasted a slapshot into an empty net, the exclamation point on a Southeast Division-clinching 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

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