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Ovechkin, Caps putting threat behind them

Updated: May 8, 2009, 6:40 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

PITTSBURGH -- Sad commentary on our wired world when a screwed-up teenager with angry fingers can, at least momentarily, hijack an NHL playoff series. But that's what happened with Thursday's revelation that a fan posting a message on a Pittsburgh Penguins fan board threatened to kill Alexander Ovechkin.

The issue has been investigated by police and NHL security officials, and the matter is believed to be closed. Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said he hadn't spoken to Ovechkin ...

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