The Washington Capitals are the first NHL team to get 40 wins this season, after a 4-3 win over the slumping Minnesota Wild Thursday night. Alex Ovechkin was the reason why.
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.”
The snow in Washington D.C. is expected to start falling around noon. A blizzard warning formally goes into effect at 3 p.m. The region could get two feet or more. The storm “has life and death implications,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said. “People should hunker down, shelter in place and stay off the roads.” The Capitals…
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.
The Washington Capitals got outshot down in Tampa Bay yesterday almost 2:1, but they escaped with a 2-1 victory, which Evgeny Kuznetsov sealed with this bit of trickery.
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.
Where’s the puck? Where’s the puck? Do you have it? Oh there it—GOOOOAL.
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:
Some high-level hockey negotiations going down:
The Blues have traded T.J. Oshie to the Capitals for Troy Brouwer, Pheonix Copley, and a third-round pick.
A Capitals fan from Barrie, Ont., was arrested after allegedly getting drunk and assaulting two women—one with a golf club and one with a tire iron—after Washington’s playoff elimination.
Again it came down to one game, one goal, and again the Rangers escaped by the skin of their teeth. When Derek Stepan slotted home a traffic-stopped puck that landed right at his feet, the Rangers had won their sixth consecutive Game 7, all in the last four seasons, tying an NHL record
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…
It’s the fifth time in seven years the Capitals and Rangers have met in the playoffs, but they’ve apparently still got some new tricks. A closely played Game 1 will be almost totally forgotten in favor of the drama, and controversy, of the final five seconds.
There hadn’t been a bigger night for scoreboard watching in Washington, D.C., since at least, well, the last election night.