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Alex Ovechkin tops NHL All-Stars

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his third period game-winning goal against the New York Rangers. (April 30, 2012) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Alex Ovechkin is an NHL first-team All-Star for the sixth time, but his first as a right wing.

The Washington Capitals star is the second player to make the team at multiple positions, joining Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier, a four-time selection -- twice at left wing and twice at center.

Ovechkin, a five-time choice at left wing, had 32 goals in 48 games -- including 23 in the final 23 -- and earned his third Hart Trophy as MVP.

Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, a second-time selection to the first team, is the only other player in this year's class to have made it before.

The first-timers include Pittsburgh left wing Chris Kunitz, defensemen P.K. Subban of Montreal and Ryan Suter of Minnesota, and Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, the Vezina Trophy winner.

Voting is done by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.

First Team

G -- Sergei Bobrovky, Columbus, 728 points

D -- P.K. Subban, Montreal, 756

D -- Ryan Suter, Minnesota, 713

C -- Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh, 725

RW -- Alex Ovechkin, Washington, 591

LW -- Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh, 519

Second Team

G -- Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers, 220

D-- Kris Letang, Pittsburgh, 618

D -- Francois Beauchemin, Anaheim, 256

C -- Jonathan Toews, Chicago, 404

RW-- Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay, 440

LW -- Alex Ovechkin, Washington, 217

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