The post, reportedly written by a teenager from Chambersburg, Penn., said: "I'm killing Ovechkin and I don't care what happens to me."
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.
You've got to be kidding me...According to the latest research I've made up, Internet users threaten to metaphorically "kill" celebrities on the web at least 500 cajillion times per second.
I don't know, before you report this to the news media and get them on the case, maybe you ought to investigate a bit and discover whether this kid, is, like, living in his own filth and carving a pistol out of plastic...or if he's just an angry hockey fan ranting on a message board somewhere.