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Alex Ovechkin Selected To Sixth NHL All-Star Game

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    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was selected to participate in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, his sixth career selection.

    Ovechkin leads Washington with 21 goals, including one in each of his past five games. His six selections are a franchise record, but he will be making his fifth appearance; Ovechkin chose not to play in 2012 while serving a suspension.

    Coach Barry Trotz has praised his captain's commitment to developing a more well-rounded game. 

    “I think he’s playing the right way,” Trotz said last week. “When you play the right way, you’re going to have a chance to win and I think he does. I think he’s enjoying playing. I think players enjoy success, they enjoy success as much as they enjoy individually, they really love the success individually, gives them confidence, but as a group, when the group has success, they all have fun.”

    The All-Star Game will be played Jan. 25 in Columbus. 


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