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Ovechkin ready to put Olympics behind him

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Alex Ovechkin is refocusing on the NHL, and not the fallout in Russia following his country's poor performance at the Vancouver Games.

Saying only "no more Olympics, please," Ovechkin attempted to sidestep questions after a brief practice in Buffalo on Wednesday morning before the Washington Capitals' game against the Sabres. For Ovechkin, it's his first game since Russia's 7-3 loss to Canada in the quarterfinals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament last week.

Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 89 points, declined to comment on news that Leonid Tyagachev, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee since 2001, had lost his job earlier in the day after the nation won just 15 medals - and only three gold - in Vancouver.

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