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Ovechkin trades high-fives with Capitals' fans

Washington captain was healthy scratch in season finale

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Alex Ovechkin may have been a healthy scratch in the Washington Capitals' final game of the regular season on Sunday, but he still got a workout. 

The Capitals' captain, who had a hat trick Saturday to reach 50 goals for the third straight season and seventh time in his career, was at Verizon Center walking around the concourse talking to and high-fiving fans. 

Ovechkin and several other regulars were scratched against the Anaheim Ducks to rest for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begin Wednesday. 

Tweet from @russianmachine: Scratched Alex Ovechkin walks through concourse, high-fives Caps fans during intermission https://t.co/wj1btADJnw pic.twitter.com/k0T1Tw1TKF

Goalie Braden Holtby, who tied the single-season record for wins with 48, also did not start. 

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