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 ...

Bruins clinch division championship

Mar 30, 2014

Bruins clinch division championship

Check two more items off the list in an impressive homestretch by the Boston Bruins. They are now Atlantic Division champions, and Jarome Iginla has recovered from his slow start to reach 30 goals once again. Boston accomplished those feats Saturday against the Washington ...

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 ...

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 ...

Grubauer passes test as Capitals thrash Rangers

Dec 9, 2013

Grubauer passes test as Capitals thrash Rangers

The Washington Capitals reveled in what they accomplished Sunday night. The New York Rangers seethed at what they didn’t. Steve Oleksy, Jason Chimera and Mikhail Grabovski scored second-period goals in the Capitals’ 4-1 win over the Rangers. “We felt them deflate a little bit,” ...

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 ...

Crosby tops Ovechkin in Pens victory

Nov 21, 2013

Crosby tops Ovechkin in Pens victory

Even Sidney Crosby acknowledged his goal — and the lickety-split series of passes that led up to it — was “fun” and “one of the nicer ones.” Crosby delivered that highlight-reel goal and an assist to get the better of a quiet Alex Ovechkin ...

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! ...