LAS VEGAS (AP) Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored 51 goals last season to capture his second consecutive and fourth career Maurice Richard Trophy, an award he'll collect at Tuesday night's NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

But it was a dinner meeting he had over the weekend that created the buzz at Monday's informal media event at the Wynn Country Club.

Ovechkin and Barry Trotz finally had a chance to meet face to face for the first time since the former Nashville Predators coach was named Capitals coach on May 26.

The Capitals star made it a point to avoid discussing the details of his conversation with Trotz, but did acknowledge that the coach said there would be some changes.

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