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He's become the forgotten Alex in DC. Alex Semin, whose potential has never quite matched his output, flashed some of what many fans here had hoped would be routine by now on a second-period power play. He sniped a shot past hulking Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and then goalie Tim Thomas, a volley that wound up as the game-winner in a 2-1 Capitals victory at Verizon Center on Thursday night. Semin, even in victory, remained his same enigmatic self and so opposite in demeanor to the Caps' other Russian forward named "Alex" -- Ovechkin. "I don't want to discuss it," Semin said through an interpreter when asked if he's primed for a breakout postseason. "We won this game. We just have to get ready for the next one." No, Semin isn't the most endearing figure. He doesn't do interviews very often and apparently hasn't learned enough English -- despite playing stateside since 2006 -- to have a go minus an interpreter. (He does, however, jump the questions asked of him before the...
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