ARLINGTON, Va. -- Alex Ovechkin is wearing two crowns this season, one as king of the Beltway hockey scene and the other as king of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
He's doing his best to avoid a royalty clash.
"I try to focus everything I do in this day," Ovechkin told NHL.com prior to scoring two goals in a 6-2 win against the New York Islanders on Tuesday. "I'm not looking forward to tomorrow or after tomorrow. Today we have a game and I'm focused on tonight's game."
In addition to his role as the Washington Capitals' captain, Ovechkin is an ambassador for the Sochi Games. He has to be Washington's leader and best player and at the same time remain involved in the promotion of the first Winter Olympics in his home country since the modern era of the Olympics started in 1924.