Capitals' Alex Ovechkin has angry reaction after loss to Bruins

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Watch: Alex Ovechkin's angry reaction after Bruins' 2OT goal originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Alex Ovechkin doesn't like losing, and he especially doesn't like losing on a preventable play.

That may explain why the Washington Capitals star was so incensed Wednesday night at TD Garden.

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With 5:48 remaining in double overtime of Game 3 in the Bruins' 2021 Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series versus Washington, Boston winger Craig Smith capitalized on an apparent miscommunication between Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov and defenseman Justin Schultz to score the game-winner.

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Ovechkin, who was on the bench at the time of Smith's goal, broke his stick in frustration. The NBC broadcast then caught the Washington captain yelling in the direction of one (or multiple) of his teammates as they skated off the ice.

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It's unclear who was the subject of Ovechkin's ire, but his anger is understandable: The Capitals had a golden opportunity to take a 2-1 series lead in Boston but now trail 1-2 after a mental lapse in double OT.

Washington's loss shouldn't be pinned entirely on Samsonov and Schultz, though: The young goalie made 40 saves and was a big reason why the Capitals didn't lose in regulation.

Boston also dominated both overtime periods with a 30-17 edge in shot attempts and a 19-4 edge in scoring chances, and their sustained pressure on a rookie goaltender making his first start since May 1 eventually paid off.

As for Ovechkin: The Capitals legend scored his 70th career playoff goal earlier in the night but still has zero career OT goals in the postseason.