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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Injures Leg in World Championships

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Injures Leg in World Championships

G Fiume/Getty Images(MINSK, Belarus) — Washington Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin is expected to miss at least one game after sustaining a right leg injury over the weekend, which at first appeared like a potentially devastating injury.
Ovechkin wa…

Capitals Know Changes Are Likely Following Disappointing Season

Capitals Know Changes Are Likely Following Disappointing Season

G Fiume/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Facing another season without a Stanley Cup Championship, the Washington Capitals are left asking questions about the future direction of the organization.
Early playoff exits have been the norm for the Capitals …

Alex Ovechkin Scores 400th Career Goal

Alex Ovechkin Scores 400th Career Goal

G Fiume/Getty Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 400th career goal on Friday night for another milestone in his career.
The goal came on an empty net in the Capitals 4-2 win over the Hurricanes, but Ovechkin isn’t worried about milestone…

Blackhawks Begin Title Defense with 6-4 Win Over Capitals

Blackhawks Begin Title Defense with 6-4 Win Over Capitals

Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images(CHICAGO) –  The Chicago Blackhawks raised another championship banner to the rafters at the United Center, and from there it was back to business.
Johnny Oduya, Marian Hossa, and Brandon Sadd all scored third period …

Washington Capitals F Alex Ovechkin Wins NHL MVP Award

Washington Capitals F Alex Ovechkin Wins NHL MVP Award

G Fiume/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin edged Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and New York Islanders center John Tavares Saturday night to win his second consecutive Hart Trophy.  It’s the third ti…

Capitals’ Ovechkin Unhappy to Be Sent Packing

Capitals’ Ovechkin Unhappy to Be Sent Packing

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin is a two-time NHL MVP, but hasn’t been able to bring home a Stanley Cup. The Capitals were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday after the New York Ra…

Hart Memorial Trophy Finalist Announced

Hart Memorial Trophy Finalist Announced

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, and New York Islanders center John Tavares were announced as finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy on Friday.
All three ar…

Ovechkin’s Hat Trick Lifts Caps Over Devils

Ovechkin’s Hat Trick Lifts Caps Over Devils

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Alex Ovechkin produced his first hat trick in over two years leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Ovechkin has struggled this season, but on Saturday his 11th career hat tric…

Ovechkin Says Lockout Could Last A Year

Ovechkin Says Lockout Could Last A Year

Paul Bereswill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin told a Russian newspaper Monday that the NHL lockout could last up to a year. 
“If the league (NHL) continues to insist on their (demands), then it will take a fu…

Capitals Hold Off Rangers, 3-2, Even Series

Capitals Hold Off Rangers, 3-2, Even Series

Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Washington Capitals upended the New York Rangers, 3-2, evening the series at one a piece, and stealing home ice advantage.
Capitals’ star Alex Ovechkin broke a 2-2 tie when he scored a power-play go…

Bruins Upend Capitals in Overtime, 1-0, Take 1-0 Series Lead

Bruins Upend Capitals in Overtime, 1-0, Take 1-0 Series Lead

Elsa/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly scored 1:18 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins the 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals, in the first game of their best of seven playoff series.
“It’s always nice to end it fairly earl…

Lightning’s Steven Stamkos Scores 60th Goal of the Season

Lightning’s Steven Stamkos Scores 60th Goal of the Season

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(WINNIPEG, Manitoba) — He may be only 22-years old, but Tampa Lightning center Steven Stamkos has established himself as perhaps the most dominant goal scorer in the NHL today. In the team’s 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets, St…

Capitals Top Panthers, 4-2, Both Teams Clinch Playoff Spots

Capitals Top Panthers, 4-2, Both Teams Clinch Playoff Spots

G Fiume/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Florida Panthers (37-26-18) lost to the Washington Capitals (41-32-8) on Thursday night, 4-2, but ended a 10-year drought and will be in this year’s fight for Lord Stanley’s Cup.
The Buffalo Sabres were eliminate…

Former Capital: Ovechkin Needs To Shed ‘Rock Star Status’

Former Capital: Ovechkin Needs To Shed ‘Rock Star Status’

Greg Fiume/Gett​y Images(NEW YORK) — Just a couple seasons ago, Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin was one the biggest superstars in the NHL. In his first five seasons, he averaged nearly 54 goals per game. The past couple of seasons, though, …

Former Capital: Ovechkin Needs To Shed ‘Rock Star Status’

Former Capital: Ovechkin Needs To Shed ‘Rock Star Status’

Greg Fiume/Gett​y Images(NEW YORK) — Just a couple seasons ago, Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin was one the biggest superstars in the NHL. In his first five seasons, he averaged nearly 54 goals per game. The past couple of seasons, though, …

Capitals’ Ovechkin Skipping the NHL All-Star Game

Capitals’ Ovechkin Skipping the NHL All-Star Game

Justin K. Aller/Gett​y Images(NEW YORK) — The NHL All-Star Game features the league’s best and brightest players, but sometimes injuries force players to miss the game. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, who is one of the NHL’s biggest stars…

Alex Ovechkin Suspended Three Games

Alex Ovechkin Suspended Three Games

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has been suspended three games by the NHL for a hit he made on Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek.
The 26-year-old star launched himself at Michalek during overtime o…

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