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Washington Capitals

NHL players to watch: Ovechkin, Crosby, Kane, Stamkos, Price

Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby have won five of the last nine Hart Trophies and are the only active players to win multiple MVP awards. Team success, though, has been elusive for both lately and for Ovechkin throughout his career. The Ovechkin-led Capitals haven't made it past the second round of the playoffs. Pittsburgh is coming off a first-round exit, its third in five years, and the Penguins haven't come close to contending for a Stanley Cup since hoisting it in 2009. Both teams made a significant move last summer in an attempt to help them next spring. Soon after free agency opened, the Capitals acquired winger T.J. Oshie from St. Louis for Troy Brouwer, a prospect and a...