Capitals' Boudreau defends Ovechkin

Updated: March 1, 2009, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin smiled that gap-toothed smile of his and laughed off Canadian TV analyst Don Cherry's criticism of his exuberant goal celebrations.

"He's a funny guy and old guy. He likes old-fashioned hockey," Ovechkin said Sunday after scoring his NHL-high 46th goal in Washington's 6-2 loss to Florida.

"He's not interesting to me, so he can say whatever he wants. I don't care about him," Ovechkin said.

The league's reigning MVP generally sounded far less ...

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