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Spacek key in shutting down Caps' stars

Updated: April 16, 2010, 1:57 AM ET
By Scott Burnside

WASHINGTON -- We chatted with Montreal defenseman Jaroslav Spacek before the game, and he was talking about the challenge of trying to shut down Alex Ovechkin. Well, mission accomplished in Game 1. Ovechkin had zero shots on goal.

"He tried a lot," Spacek said after the game. "If you play a tight game and a tight gap with him, the guys coming back, you've got support so you can stand up on him and not give him many chances. So that was probably the reason he didn't have that many ...

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