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Caps' Ovechkin upset with move, but supports it

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Two-time league MVP Alex Ovechkin says he was upset when he was left on the bench for the final moments of regulation in the Washington Capitals' come-from-behind 5-4 win over Anahiem.

But Ovechkin says he also understands why coach Bruce Boudreau did it.

Boudreau sent out another line - without Ovechkin - after pulling the goalie with a one-goal deficit in Tuesday night's game. The Capitals tied the score in the final minute of the third period, then won it in overtime.

Boudreau says he was playing a hunch and that it's part of a season-long theme of making everyone more accountable.

Ovechkin says he hasn't been left on the bench in such a crucial situation since he was a "little kid." But he says the other players deserved to be out there because they were playing well.

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