Mar 2, 2015

Ovechkin fires Capitals to victory over Leafs

Alex Ovechkin’s offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive. His celebration after his first goal, however, was not. Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the ...

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Feb 18, 2015

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Alexander Ovechkin insists he saw the puck, put his hands together and tried to give it a whack, only to see Kris Letang’s right foot get in the way at the last second. The fallout may have reignited the once-heated rivalry between the Pittsburgh ...

Ovechkin sets record as Caps win

Jan 13, 2015

Ovechkin sets record as Caps win

Alex Ovechkin has made a career out of scoring crucial goals for the Washington Capitals, and he did once more Monday. Ovechkin scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period to help the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1. “I was ...

Ovechkin becomes Caps' top scorer

Nov 5, 2014

Ovechkin becomes Caps' top scorer

Instead of celebrating his stature as the leading scorer in Washington Capitals history, Alex Ovechkin was forced to talk about another deflating loss. Although Ovechkin raised his career point total to 827 with a pair of assists, it wasn’t enough to prevent the Capitals ...

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 ...