May 22, 2014

Ovechkin set for return against France

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has recovered from a right leg injury and is ready to play for Russia against France on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The Russian hockey federation saud Ovechkin will resume his duty as ...

Capitals keep hopes alive

Apr 9, 2014

Capitals keep hopes alive

Alex Ovechkin took his place in the NHL record book and helped the Washington Capitals keep pace in the playoff race. Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times and added two assists ...

Oshie lifts U.S. to win over Russia

Feb 16, 2014

Oshie lifts U.S. to win over Russia

T.J. Oshie brainstormed while he skated to center ice, desperately trying to come up with one last move to end an epic shootout. He had already taken five shots at Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Russians were still even. Yet Oshie was chosen for the ...

Ovechkin touches down in Russia

Feb 11, 2014

Ovechkin touches down in Russia

A few hours after Alex Ovechkin awoke on the NHL’s chartered luxury jet Monday, he was among the first Russians on the Olympic ice for practice. Ovechkin has been waiting several years for the chance to play for gold at his home Olympics, and ...

Caps' Ovechkin notches 40th goal

Feb 7, 2014

Caps' Ovechkin notches 40th goal

Secretary of State John Kerry, the most powerful politician in the house, performed a ceremonial puck drop to send the Olympians on their way. Alex Ovechkin, the biggest hockey star in the arena, scored his league-leading 40th goal to give his team the lead ...

Capitals top Red Wings in overtime

Feb 3, 2014

Capitals top Red Wings in overtime

For the second time in three days, Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal late against the Detroit Red Wings. This one won’t be taken away. Ovechkin’s one-timer from the left circle on a power play 2:37 into overtime gave the Capitals a 6-5 ...

Pressure on Russia to win Olympic gold on home ice

Jan 31, 2014

Pressure on Russia to win Olympic gold on home ice

Sidney Crosby and Canada are traveling halfway around the world in search of another golden moment. Sweden, Finland and the U.S. team arrive in Sochi brimming with NHL talent and intending to depart with medals. While every elite hockey player in the world desperately ...

Panthers win wild shootout

Dec 14, 2013

Panthers win wild shootout

The Florida Panthers cooled off Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Tomas Kopecky scored the winning goal in the 10th round of a shootout in the Panthers’ 3-2 victory over the Capitals on Friday. Kopecky’s goal went high over Philipp Grubauer and into the ...

Ovechkin lifts rallying Caps

Dec 11, 2013

Ovechkin lifts rallying Caps

Alex Ovechkin took aim with little resistance, and the Washington Capitals staged an improbable comeback. Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night. Washington trailed ...

Ovechkin, Caps can't overcome three-goal deficit

Nov 23, 2013

Ovechkin, Caps can't overcome three-goal deficit

David Desharnais scored his long-awaited first goal of the season, and the Montreal Canadiens took an early three-goal lead Friday night and survived two goals from Alex Ovechkin in a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Travis Moen also scored his first of the ...

Ovechkin delivers vintage effort against Islanders

Nov 6, 2013

Ovechkin delivers vintage effort against Islanders

After scoring twice in his return from a shoulder injury, Alex Ovechkin supplied the assist on Tom Wilson’s first NHL goal. After the game, he stunned the 19-year-old rookie mid-interview with a red pillow smothered with blue shaving cream right in the face. “Ohhh! ...