PITTSBURGH – Police say they’ve traced an Internet death threat made against Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to a 17-year-old boy.
Pittsburgh police say the boy lives in Chambersburg, which is east-southeast of Pittsburgh. State police have talked to the boy, but no charges were immediately filed.
The boy’s name wasn’t released because he’s a juvenile.
The posting on a hockey message board read: “I’m killing Ovechkin. I’ll go to jail. I don’t care anymore.”
The Capitals and Penguins play Game 4 in Pittsburgh on Friday night. The series continues in Washington with Game 5 on Saturday night.