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    Death Threat Made Against Ovechkin

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    PITTSBURGH -- Channel 11 News learned Thursday that Pittsburgh Police are investigating a death threat made against Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.

    Penguins' spokesperson Tom McMillan told Channel 11 that the Penguins are aware of the threat and will be releasing a statement shortly.

    The Capitals star forward has scored in every game in the playoff series against the Pens, including the first goal in Wednesday night's game.

    The Penguins and Capitals are set to play Game 4 Friday night in Pittsburgh.

    Channel 11 has not yet been able to reach the Washington Capitals for comment.

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    Re: Death Threat Made Against Ovechkin

    Did you hear that the threat was made on a Pittsburgh Penguins fan message board? I wonder which one it was? I think a bunch of the guys who used to post on the Penguins board at the old Trib site migrated over to The Pens Forum...I wonder if it was on there? Some people are just sick (or extremely dumb...actually, it is likely both). Should be a lesson to all of us to think before we type on here, or the police could show up at your door if you post something as insanely stupid as this.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playof...ews?id=4150090

    Updated: May 7, 2009, 9:56 PM ET
    Caps star gets added security
    By Scott Burnside
    ESPN.com
    PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh police and the NHL's security office have investigated a death threat made against Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin on a Pittsburgh Penguins fan message board.

    The post, reportedly written by a 17-year-old boy from Chambersburg, Pa., said: "I'm killing Ovechkin. I'll go to jail. I don't care anymore."

    The boy's name wasn't released because he's a juvenile.

    The Penguins immediately informed local police, as well as the NHL and the Capitals.

    "We were notified of the message and immediately turned over all information to the authorities," the Penguins said in a statement.

    It is not known if criminal charges are pending, but officials don't believe Ovechkin was ever in any real danger. Ovechkin was aware of the threat, but did not comment when the incident was first reported by a local television station in Pittsburgh.

    "We are aware of it. NHL security was contacted and worked with local law enforcement in handling the matter," NHL spokesman Frank Brown said Thursday.

    "We became aware of an inappropriate comment on a message board and referred it to appropriate authorities," the Washington Capitals said in a statement. "We appreciate their diligence and have every confidence in our club's safety."

    Ovechkin, the NHL's leading goal scorer, has five goals in the first three games of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series against Pittsburgh. He scored the game's first goal during Washington's 3-2 overtime loss in Game 3 on Wednesday night, hours after the threat was posted.

    The Capitals and Penguins play Game 4 in Pittsburgh on Friday night. The series continues in Washington with Game 5 on Saturday night.

    Scott Burnside is an NHL reporter for ESPN.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    Re: Death Threat Made Against Ovechkin

    It wasn't thepensforum.

    http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/5669/pit ... eatlol.jpg


    Most likely some stupid kid just talking. But you have to take everything seriously
    these days and I can't fault the caps fans for notifying authorities.

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    Re: Death Threat Made Against Ovechkin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jigawatts
    It wasn't thepensforum.

    http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/5669/pit ... eatlol.jpg


    Most likely some stupid kid just talking. But you have to take everything seriously
    these days and I can't fault the caps fans for notifying authorities.
    His name was PensForLife? Maybe if he goes to jail, he will come back as DVS159375-46. Then he could claim to have been a left winger from Bemidji State back in the day.

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    Re: Death Threat Made Against Ovechkin

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by Jigawatts
    It wasn't thepensforum.

    http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/5669/pit ... eatlol.jpg


    Most likely some stupid kid just talking. But you have to take everything seriously
    these days and I can't fault the caps fans for notifying authorities.
    His name was PensForLife? Maybe if he goes to jail, he will come back as DVS1.


    That's exactly what I thought when I saw that.

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