After Benching, Alex Ovechkin 'Gets It,' Says Coach Bruce Boudreau

Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau had two chances to put superstar Alex Ovechkin in late during Tuesday's overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks, something with which the team captain was clearly unhappy following the game. However, both men have put the incident behind them.

Boudreau wants to emphasize accountability, which is what his move Tuesday night was meant to do. The coach says Ovechkin "understands and gets it," according to Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times. "He's a great captain that way. He gets mad because he wants to play and he wants to compete."

The victory kept the Capitals (8-2-0, 16 points) atop the Southeast Division. They next take the ice this Friday, Nov. 4, against the Carolina Hurricanes. We'll have a better idea of where the two men stand following that game.

For complete Capitals coverage, please visit Japers' Rink. Check out the SB Nation NHL hub for a league-wide perspective

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