Tag Archive: Alex Ovechkin

Feb 09

Puck Daddy: Alex Ovechkin finally gets his Honda, donates it to charity


Alex Ovechkin spent the entire 2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft campaigning Team Foligno and Team Toews to make him the last pick, ensuring that he would win a brand new Honda. Things didn’t go as the Washington Capitals captain had planned and he was selected before the final two of Filip Forsberg and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, …

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Apr 17

Is Alex Ovechkin NHL MVP? Coach Adam Oates says ‘Yup, absolutely’

Maple Leafs v Capitals

WASHINGTON, DC – Admittedly, Washington Capitals Coach Adam Oates has a personal preference in the Hart Trophy race for NHL MVP, having watched captain Alex Ovechkin score 18 goals in 16 games to lead his team back from the dead to the Southeast Division lead. “I’m obviously very biased about that, so my answer would …

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Sep 05

KHL president says Dynamo has a ‘moral right’ to Alex Ovechkin

Russia v Norway Quarterfinals - 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Last week, Dynamo Moscow team president Arkady Rotenberg stamped out rumours that his club would be courting former star Alex Ovechkin in the event of an NHL lockout. Ovechkin ‘isn’t necessary’, he said to the media, and also Ovechkin’s mother. But Tuesday, KHL president Alexander Medvedev weighed in on the situation. Sure, maybe Ovechkin re-joining …

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May 10

Alex Ovechkin comes close to scoring from seat of his pants (VIDEO)


Alex Ovechkin scored the opening goal for the Washington Capitals as they were able to stave off elimination and force a Game 7 with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. The goal was Ovechkin’s 30th career postseason tally, tying him with Peter Bondra for the franchise record.

A maker of many highlight-reel goals [...]

Apr 12

Puck Daddy: Alex Ovechkin, the playoff underdog vs. Boston


Alex Ovechkin has played in six Stanley Cup Playoffs series during his NHL career, but Thursday night’s game against the Boston Bruins marks the first time he’ll appear in a Game 1 on the road. The Washington Capitals’ string of four consecutive Southeast Division titles was snipped in this tumultuous regular season, as they conceded …

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Oct 20

Ovechkin scores 2 goals as Caps top Flyers


Ovechkin, the two-time league MVP, was off to a slow start with only one goal in the first five games. He ended that slump with goals in the first and third periods to lift the Capitals to a 6-0 start for the first time in team history. Washington had never started better than 4-0.

The Capitals stormed into Philadelphia and roughed-up Ilya Bryzgalov(notes), scoring three goals in a 2 minute, 54-second s[...]

Oct 13

Capitals Vs. Penguins: Washington Wins In Overtime, 3-2


Quite the game went down in Pittsburgh Thursday night, as the league’s best current rivalry got off to an intense start for the ’11-’12 season that saw the Washington Capitals win in overtime, 3-2, over the Penguins.

The game itself was ugly, for the most part, as both the Penguins and Capitals struggled to cohesively move the puck amongst themselves, but what [...]

Sep 16

Puck Daddy: Alex Ovechkin throws out the first pitch, sparks jersey controversy


Here’s Alex Ovechkin throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at today’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and the LA Angels.

So the pitch itself is a relatively innocuous affair. It comes in a little high, but we can forgive Ovechkin for overshooting a little, can’t we? Lord knows Capitals fans do. [...]

May 08

Washington Capitals: 5 Reasons Why They’re Are Still the Beasts of the East


The Washington Capitals entered Wednesday night’s Game 4 in desperation mode.  By the time the third period had rolled around, they were in the midst of self-destructing. The Capitals have been considered a Stanley Cup contender for the last three or four seasons depending on whom you ask.  But what remains indisputable is the fact …

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Apr 13

Rangers Vs. Capitals, Game 1: Alex Semin’s Blast Gives Washington Big Overtime Win, Series Lead

Rangers Capitals Hockey

The Washington Capitals had a lot of momentum throughout the first period, but a series of posts and Henrik Lundqvist kept them off the board. Lutanist made the biggest save of the period at the six minute mark, when he had to come across to make a save on Marcus Johansson alone in front. Lundqvist also [...]

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