Ovechkin says Canada earned gold

Updated: March 1, 2010, 4:01 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Although disappointed that he was unable to lead Russia to a medal in Olympic hockey, Alex Ovechkin says Canada deserved to take home the gold.

Ovechkin participated in the closing ceremonies Sunday but returned in time to participate in practice with the Washington Capitals on Monday. Although he's looking forward to the resumption of the NHL season, he will always treasure looking back at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The two-time NHL MVP stuck around to the end, ...

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