Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin announced today via Instagram that he is creating a “social movement” called “Putin Team,” which he says is meant to unite Russia and support its current president, Vladimir Putin.
All along it’s been clear that NHL players wouldn’t take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and all along, Alexander Ovechkin insisted that he’d play for Russia, no matter what the NHL said. But in a statement released by the Capitals today, Ovechkin admitted that it just won’t be possible.
Would the Capitals actually trade Alexander Ovechkin? Here’s GM Brian MacLellan with a roundabout but not particularly subtle way of saying “Make me an offer.”
The Capitals are putting the finishing touches on a dominant Game 3 win over the Flyers tonight in Philly to go up 3-0 in the first round. Philadelphia scored first, but the Capitals scored six straight to take a 6-1 lead. Washington’s second came from Alex Ovechkin, who hid behind a linesman before snapping in a hell…
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.”
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.