Draw your own conclusions about how and why Alex Ovechkin happened to run into D.C. CBS station WUSA at a gas station. All we know is that the Capitals star had three words in response to a query about whether he’s prepared for the blizzard assaulting our nation’s capital: “We’re from Russia.”
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin became the 43rd player in NHL history to reach 500 goals when he scored in the second period against Ottawa Sunday. But that was arguably only the third-coolest thing he did this weekend.
Alex Ovechkin lost his damn mind and went the entire length of the rink real fast to put one past Henrik Lundqvist and give the Capitals the 4-3 win in overtime.
Alex Ovechkin has a feature in December’s issue of the Russian edition of Esquire, accompanied by a lovely cover portrait of the Capitals captain. Russian Machine Never Breaks translated portions of the interview, and Ovechkin provided some fun answers. A few quotes are below, but check out their page for the rest.
Alex Ovechkin now has the most goals scored in the NHL by a Russian-born player. His goal against the Dallas Stars Thursday night gave him 484 goals, surpassing Sergei Fedorov’s 483.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin wasn’t at Tuesday’s morning skate, and as a result, he didn’t play in the team’s game against the Sharks. The official explanation for the scratch: “personal reasons.” Today, Ovechkin blamed his alarm clock for the absence. He says he mixed up his a.m. and p.m.
Alex Ovechkin turned 30 yesterday. While that fact jolts you into realizing your own age, let’s check out what gifts the Capitals captain received:
Alexander Ovechkin guaranteed that the Capitals will win tonight’s Game 7. What if the Rangers win? Or, more trickily, what if the Caps win and Ovechkin doesn’t appear on the scoresheet? How would that reflect upon Ovechkin, who (unfairly) has gained a reputation as a scorer who can’t score in the most critical of…
The quote feels so businesslike, I’m almost hesitant to call it a guarantee. Aren’t players supposed to be outwardly confident? To assume the best-case scenario? To believe that if they play up to their abilities, victory can actually be assured? More to the point: would you ever want anyone on your favorite team who…
He makes you throw up your hands, sometimes, because he can do things on the ice that no human being ought to be able to do. Discrete things, perfectly digestible and unbelievable highlights—Alex Ovechkin is no all-around marvel in the vein of a Sidney Crosby, nor should he be asked to be or compared to such—but god…
The music makes it oddly soothing. I could watch a few minutes of Alex Ovechkin and his mustache.
In case you haven't heard, Alex Ovechkin and tennis player Maria Kirilenko announced their split Monday. Goodbye, incredibly athletic Russian power couple. An SI report said that the breakup occurred over Ovechkin's Instagram photo with another girl, but according to Kirilenko, that's false.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was injured in today's IIHF World Championships match between Russia and Germany.
Here's Alexander Ovechkin just minutes after Russia's quarterfinal loss, talking with the CBC's Elliotte Friedman. He is devastated.
Alex Ovechkin returned yesterday after missing two games due to injury and scored his 36th goal of the season with excellent precision. Ovechkin was perpendicular to the goal opening, yet reeled in the puck before flicking it in off of Canadiens goalie Carey Price's back for a 1-0 lead.
When watching a Capitals game just as a fan, you never take your eyes off Alex Ovechkin. When an opposing team does it? Carnage.
It's all gone wrong for the Capitals, sitting firmly in last place in the East. (They do have a game in hand on the Islanders, which is a very sad parenthetical to write.) Fairly or not, much of the blame has fallen on Alexander Ovechkin, once a consensus Top-2 player in the world, now painted as an underachiever…
The NHL lockout is over, and most of the players (not Lubomir Visnovsky, though) who kept their games sharp in the KHL have returned to work in the United States. Washington's Alex Ovechkin is back in the States, saying funny things and wearing funny t-shirts. Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has abandoned Magnitogorsk, a…
Everyone needs to take back all the mean things they said about Alex Ovechkin's third-grade napkin scrawl of a bracket. He nailed the Norfolk State over Mizzou upset, and appears to have them advancing to the Elite Eight.